Does Gluten Cause Sleep Problems in Celiacs? - Celiac Disease
Aug 11 2008

Does Gluten Cause Sleep Problems in Celiacs?

Do you have Celiac Disease and find you have trouble sleeping?   There are a large number of Celiacs who have reported having sleeping problems, including both sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome.   Recently Sure Foods Living wrote a post featuring a couple stories of people who suffer from celiac disease and also have sleep disturbances.

Alison shares her story:

I used to be a restless sleeper. I moved around a lot throughout the night. I had too-vivid dreams. I did this strange thing where I would rub my feet together in a certain way before I could settle down to sleep. I had leg cramps. I also had tingling and shooting pain at times in my toes and legs. Sometimes I was nauseous during the night. I was often congested. I snored (attractive, no?). I even had sleep paralysis a couple of times — if you have never experienced this, it is an awful state in which your mind wakes before your body and you are unable to move although you are awake. I actually didn’t even remember this until I began reading about other people’s sleep problems as related to gluten and found a number of people who suffered from sleep paralysis until going gluten-free. Amazing. And my sleep since being gluten-free? I sleep calmly. I hardly move. I can breathe!

Click over to read the rest of Alison’s story and some additional testimonials from others with similar results.  I myself suffered from sleep problems for much of my life so I found this article particularly interesting.

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  1. Al says:

    WOW! Thank you very much for this post, it is exactly what I was looking for.

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