I wanted to add to the topic of sleep and celiac disease.
I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1982 after being extremely thin for 38 years. To be diagnosed I ended up in the hospital for 40 days and finally they did exploratory surgery, found the intestine was covered in ulcers, and put me on a gluten free diet.
As for the problem with the legs and sleepiness, I have both. I tested for sleep apnea because I would find myself holding my breath and would have to tell myself to breathe. The doctor said that I did not have apnea because I stopped breathing 6 times an hour and not the 10 required. He has prescribed ritilin for the daytime sleepiness. It has helped but when it stops working I have to go off the ritilin for 2 weeks and can then go back on the ritilin. He told me that he never diagnoses narcolepsy which is what I think that I have. Maybe because of the problems encountered with the diagnosis.
I sleep at least 8 hours a night because I have fibromyalgia and restless leg. I have been taking amitriptyline for over 20 years and that helps the fibromyalgia. Then I was diagnosed with the restless leg. I take clonopin at night for rls. I tried to cut the amount of amitriptyline in half but found I was waking up at night so I had to go back to the full dose again.
If I sleep during the day my legs, arms or trunk of my body have twitched (?) at one time or another.
I have many other medical problems also. Does someone know of a study being done on all of the health issues of celiacs? I would love to find out more about why I have all of the health issues that I have.