Imagine going to bed extremely exhausted, getting a full eight hours of sleep, only to wake up just as exhausted as when you first went to bed. Now imagine that happening every night for months. Sound familiar? Yes, millions of Americans struggle with issues like sleep apnea every day, but what if it was effecting every area of your life?
Imagine being so tired you have trouble staying awake while at work, or never having any energy to do anything, even to hang out with friends. Imagine your whole world being reduced to going to work and then home to sleep.
You eat right, including antioxidant-rich cherry juice, you exercise, and yet no matter what you do, no matter how many hours of sleep you get, you just feel drained and you don’t know why.
If this is sounding more and more like the story of your life you are not alone. For many people this is their reality, and they don’t have any idea what is causing it? Well, there may be a chance that this and other symptoms could be a tell-tale sign of gluten intolerance.
For those of you who have never heard of gluten intolerance you may be familiar with another disease that has been appearing in the headlines a lot lately. Celiac disease. Gluten intolerance is very similar in appearance to Celiac disease in that some of its symptoms are the same digestive issues associated with Celiac, so much so that it is often misdiagnosed as Celiac most of the time.
Gluten sensitivity is very similar to celiac disease but the symptoms are not restricted to just digestive issues. It’s list of symptoms include extreme fatigue, in fact most people when diagnosed with gluten sensitivity were seeing a doctor for fatigue. Other common symptoms are mental fatigue, you might know it as brain fog, headache, neurological problems, depression and joint pain.
So, how can you tell which one you might be dealing with? Well, with the help of your doctor, there are a few things that you can do. First, get tested.
Gluten Intolerance can only be identified after Celiac disease and wheat allergy have been ruled out, and to do this your doctor will need to run blood tests and possibly a skin prick test. Now, these tests look for gluten in your body, so it is important to remember not to start a gluten free diet before getting tested as it could give a false negative.
As for the low energy, mineral and nutrient deficiency is a common side effect of both celiac disease and gluten intolerance. Many people have reported that when they had a complete detailed workup of their blood and tested for other deficiencies, all showed the same levels of deficiencies in vitamin b12, vitamin d, magnesium, iron and testosterone levels and this is what was at the heart of their sleeping problems.
They also reported that after using supplements all saw improvements in energy and restful sleep so it is certainly worth checking out and seeing if you have any vitamin or hormone deficiencies that can be causing your sleeplessness.