Study: Celiacs Suffer from More Sleep Disorders

A new study from a research team in Italy finds that those with Celiac disease suffer from more sleep disorders than the general public.  Celiac disease is an inherited, autoimmune disease in which the lining of the small intestine is damaged from eating gluten and other proteins found in wheat, barley, rye, and possibly oats.

The research, conducted at the University of Naples, found that even those Celiacs on a gluten-free diet were more likely to have sleep disorders.  People with Celiacs disease at diagnosis and those on a gluten-free diet scored similarly on the other tests, but differed sharply from the healthy control subjects.