Gluten induced insomnia?
Can Gluten Cause Insomnia?
I have suffered from insomnia (the waking and not being able to get back to sleep kind) for about 12 years.
I have tried everything and had little success. A year ago I went to a naturopath who suggested a vegetarian diet (I had been a vegetarian for 10 years at that point) was not good for my blood type (o).
I was skeptical but desperate and decided to try following the blood type diet which involved eliminating a lot of the gluten in my diet. The result was a minor improvement in sleep.
Lately my sleep reverted back to very bad and I in questioning what had changed I realized I had tired of granola (oat based) and started eating bread again. It was at that point I googled wheat sensitivity and insomnia and started to wonder if gluten could be the problem.
Insomnia is often linked with depression but it felt the other way round, I don't feel depressed but my energy is low and my mood is low on account of the lack of sleep.
Anyway I am testing the theory out by going gluten free but my question is how long should I give it before I am likely to see a change (assuming it is a gluten sensitivity)?
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