We've seen quite a few posts on our discussion page on facebook about Coeliacs and Sleep disorders. Yet until now we hadn't seen much research into this area. New research from Italy has been conducted into the 'quality of sleep' in people with Coeliac Disease.
The Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University of Naples has summarised their findings as showing that,
"Sleep disorders are common in Coeliac Disease not only at diagnosis but also during treatment with a gluten-free diet. Sleep disorders are related to depression, anxiety and fatigue, and inversely related to quality of life scale scores."
We were surprised to find that their conclusion was that a sleep disorders were also common in people with Coeliac Disease who were on an established gluten free diet. From our personal research and experience most articles point to many symptoms associated with Coeliac Disease being alleviated upon following a strict gluten free diet.
So we wondered, what is your 'quality of sleep'? Did you suffer sleep problems as a child? Upon being diagnosed with Coeliac Disease has your sleep improved? What sleep tips work for you? Or do you think this is all poppycock? Tell us your experiences and together we can share hints and tips.
Now..time for that cup of Chamomile Tea...
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