Hi I am 61 and I have have as yet an undiagnosed type of ataxia. It is thought it maybe coeliac ataxia as I was diagnosed with coeliac disease last December. I have more energy in the day than I have had for years.Since removing gluten from my diet.But by the early evening I am ready for bed between 6 and 7 and I sleep soundly for 12/13 hours. As soon as my head hits the pillow I am asleep. I have had plenty of blood work done and I am not anaemic,B12 and vitamin D is fine. Nor do I have thyroid problems I have just paid for a full thyroid panel and it came back fine. Is this great need for sleep part of ataxia? Also when I have been walking a while with my rollator I lose control of my left foot and it flaps about.