Sleep Disturbance – the Food Allergy Cause
A food you’re eating may be keeping you awake at night!
You may have trouble going to sleep. Or you may wake up in the middle of the night and have trouble going back to sleep all because of a food that you react too.
“But how can that be? I don’t know of any food that bothers me.”
That’s the problem. You don’t know because the food allergy reaction hides.
You can eat a food right now, and you might not experience the symptom until 24 to 48 hours later. That is why delayed food reactions, or food sensitivities, can be very difficult to detect.
So you may eat a food for breakfast that causes you to awaken at 3 AM. Or you may eat a food for lunch that makes it hard for you to go to sleep.
Since most of us eat a lot of the same class of food for all meals of the day, you may be constantly eating the food that’s contributing to your sleep disturbance (insomnia).
Let’s think about that. Do you eat wheat with every meal? Like toast for breakfast, sandwich for lunch, and roll for dinner? That’s wheat-wheat-wheat.
“So, how can I figure out which food or foods keep me awake?”
The elimination diet has proven to be the very best test for finding hidden food allergies. Give it a try.
Blood tests may also be beneficial in guiding your search for food allergens, but you must be sure to have the right type of blood test ordered.
“Why would a food keep me awake causing insomnia?”
At first thought, it does seem strange that a food could affect our sleep mechanism. This problem relates to the release of normal body chemicals into our blood stream.
For instance, an allergic reaction stimulates the release of hormones from the adrenal gland, like epinephrine, which revs the body up to fight or run.
Such over-stimulation awakens the brain to a state of alertness. If epinephrine levels stay high, falling back to sleep may be difficult.
Even without an allergy to sugary foods, higher levels of sugar in your blood stream stimulate the release of hormones from the liver, pancreas and adrenals in an attempt to keep the blood levels steady.
Those hormones may also over stimulate the brain to keep you awake or awaken you in the night.
Once you get an idea about a food or foods that may be causing adverse reactions in your body, stop eating them!
See if you sleep like a baby.
If you don’t, you may need to continue your search for hidden food allergies, or your sleep disturbance may be due to some other cause.
Find out how to detect food allergies with the allergy elimination diet.
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