Celiac.com Sponsor (A1):


Join eNewsletter


Celiac.com Sponsor (A1-m):



Join eNewsletter

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

truthsearcher

Off Gluten 4 Weeks, Sleeping Great!

Recommended Posts

I just wanted to share that I use to take 2 hours to fall asleep, sleep so light, that when the kids rolled over in bed in the other room, I would wake up. I would wake up at 4 am and couldn't get back to sleep.

I even took Ambien for awhile but woke up after 4 hours.

I was on a candida diet which helped alot but still needed a better nights rest.

Well.... 4 weeks strict gluten free I sleep like a rock. Nothing wakes me up, even that midnight cargo plane going overhead does not wake me up. I fall asleep with 10-15 minutes.

The only thing that still needs work is the waking up all sore and bruised but this I believe is from the Lyme. I go to bed around 10ish and roll out of bed around 8. Also takes awhile for me to function.

Just wanted to share.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Celiac.com Sponsor (A8):

Celiac.com Sponsor (A8):


That's great. I had the same problem, but it only took a few day's of being gluten-free and I was sleeping like a baby.

best regards, lm


gluten-free 12-18-06

colonoscopy, upper GI
blood, urine, stool tests, prometheus panel
positive endoscopy/positive duodenal biopsies (severe villous atrophy, high intraepithelial lympocytes)
diagnosed celiac disease by Gastroenterologist Andrew R. Gottesman, 12-18-06

"Sobriety sucks. That's why they invented booze in the first place." Denis Leary - Rescue Me

Beware the chocolate of Chiapa

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Isn't it amazing? I have had sleep problems all of my life. (48 years old) Can remember laying awake most of the night when I was only 5 or 6 years old! I've been off of the gluten for 3 weeks now and I sleep so well! I spent the night on the couch at my daughter's last night because of the snow and slept like a baby which has never happened to me before. Used to have to take sleeping pills when I went anywhere because I couldn't sleep. Can't tell you how many times I have taken my blanket, a pillow and a book to the bathtub in a hotel room so I could read without disturbing everyone else because I couldn't sleep.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Isn't it amazing? I have had sleep problems all of my life. (48 years old) Can remember laying awake most of the night when I was only 5 or 6 years old! I've been off of the gluten for 3 weeks now and I sleep so well! I spent the night on the couch at my daughter's last night because of the snow and slept like a baby which has never happened to me before. Used to have to take sleeping pills when I went anywhere because I couldn't sleep. Can't tell you how many times I have taken my blanket, a pillow and a book to the bathtub in a hotel room so I could read without disturbing everyone else because I couldn't sleep.

Recently I have stopped consuming all known gluten. I (35 yrs old) have always suffered from insomnia and it was very rare that I didn't wake up at O-dark-thirty for no reason. I also used to log roll for hours in the bed before falling asleep. Since being gluten free, I have had the best RESTFUL sleep in my life. The insomnia and the rolling is gone. Sure someone can sleep, but restful sleep is key. Before I would awaken tired, weary, with burning eyes, and with sever pain in my legs. Gluten Free I awake ready to hit the floor and run! I didn't even feel like this when I was a kid. Gluten is poison to me, I can't stand to watch my wife and kids eat things containing gluten - it makes me sick just watching.

I don't trust restaurants as I am paranoid I will get glutened by unknowing chefs. Do others feel this way, too? I wasn't even gluten free for a week and I already got glutened at a restaurant :angry: .

Mark

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't sleep well at all. I've been gluten free for 20 years. Oh well.

Actually, when I was diagnosed I was very deficient in vitamin A. When it improved, I did start to sleep somewhat better. I took 20,000 ius of aquasol A for a long time.

My problem now is stress and menopause.

neesee

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm glad you're sleeping so well now :)

This was one of the first things that imporved for me once I was gluten-free. I would go to bed, fall asleep quickly and stay asleep all night. Prior to that, I would wake up several times during the night, sometimes unable to go back to sleep.

One I began sleeping well, I think my body craved it for a while, and I felt like I could never get enough sleep--eventually, that feeling went away.


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow thats great news. I never had problems sleeping before going gluten free, I do have trouble now though falling asleep sometimes, I think it is work related though. It seems to only happen during the week.


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

Friends may come and go but Sillies are Forever!!!!!!!

36_22_10[1].gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm just the opposite. I used to sleep all the time. Now I find myself having trouble falling asleep. I think it is because I have more energy. I'm used to going to be early and sleeping in late. Now I find myself not tired at my usual time, and staying up later. I think it is because I need less sleep. I'm in the process of resetting my biological clock and my wake-up time to a earlier more respectable time.


Celiac blood testing negative July 2007

Confirmed diagnosis of wheat allergy by skin test Dec 2007

Gluten-lite since July 2007 (didn't know all the hidden sources of gluten)

Gluten-free since December 2007

Life Long Symptoms

Extreme fatigue--needing 10-12 hours of sleep and still woke up exhusted

Allergic to everything--allergies remained out of control despite shots and strict enviornmental controls in my home.

Severe "sinus" headaches

More Recent Symptoms

IBS symptoms

Severe stabbing stomach pains that started 6 months before diagnosis of wheat allergy.

In my heart I feel it is more than an allergy and that I am gluten intolerant. This is based on my how eerily my childhood maladies match most celiac's histories, and my more recent increase in the severity of my usual symptoms and new digestive symptoms that have already started to subside on the gluten-free diet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites