Sleep disorders are common amongst those suffering from celiac disease and they're often seen as a symptom of the higher rates of anxiety and depression suffered by celiacs. So if you're a celiac, what can you do to improve the quality of your sleep?
Well, new research from the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine at Federico II University of Naples, Italy, found that following a gluten-free diet had no effect on the prevalence of sleep disorders amongst celiacs.
On the other hand, celiacs who scored higher on physical and mental fitness tests enjoyed higher quality sleep than those with lower scores. So, if you're a celiac with a sleep disorder, perhaps you should be worrying less about following a gluten-free diet and more about improving your quality of life.
Last updated: November 10, 2010