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Sleep and GERD?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 27, 2012 at 12:26 PM

So, yeah. I ask a lot of GERD questions on here. Mainly, because I want to get rid of this blasted thing. Here's the question: recent events have stressed me beyond reckoning (friends alienating me, school, several successive bad relationships--surprisingly, not work), and it's been very hard to get the Robb Wolf eight/nine hours of dark sleep at night. How much does this affect the recover for an issue like GERD? For the record, my GERD no longer walks me up during the night (I used to wake up with that wonderful devil's-got-his-hand-in-your-heart feeling), so it's not that that is the issue anymore. But it still seems to be lingering a bit. I've maxed out the recommended dosage of HCL, which tells me my digestive system is wrecked, and both my doc and herbalist feel my GERD is stress-related (they KNOW it's diet-related, but they also know I'm doing paleo, so they're not worried on that end). Admittedly, I have cheated a couple of times (not in terms of eating SAD, but breaking the autoimmune protocol: nuts, nightshades, dairy, ect.)

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on May 27, 2012
at 08:17 PM

Are kale, carrots, celery, bananas, sauerkraut, spinach, strawberries, blueberries, and/or pineapple considered FODMAPS? Because that's all the carbs I've been consuming, ie. I thought I was following a low FODMAPS diet. I'm a little confused as to how long it takes to heal from FODMAPS though...

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on May 27, 2012
at 04:29 PM

You need to cut out FODMAPs.

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on May 27, 2012
at 02:36 PM

I have always gotten plenty of sleep so I don't have any idea if that would make a difference. My stress level at work is extremely high so I can pretty much say that for me a high stress job may have slow the healing process but did not prevent it. I would venture to guess that less than perfect sleep patterns would be the same ie. slowing but not preventing. Keeping the irritating foods in the diet I feel could prevent total healing.

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on May 27, 2012
at 01:04 PM

Admittedly, I have not been as fastidious about dairy and other autoimmune protocol bits and pieces as I should be. I even cheated in the beginning (grains...bleh) and dearly paid the price. I've been mostly paleo for about six months. Again though, I have not been as strict as I should be. I should emphasize, the symptoms have improved. No more throwing up bile/acid. No more heartburn in the middle of the night and rushing for the tums bottle. I'm just not sure how critical sleep is in recovering from something like this...

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E3267155f6962f293583fc6a0b98793e

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on May 27, 2012
at 12:42 PM

How long have you been paleo? It took several months for my GERD symptoms to finally stop. I still have flareups if I cheat and eat a little too much dairy. I am pretty sure it would come back full force if I eat gains at all.

E8dd83fe24a0879d8b16ab4ca92b72dd

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on May 27, 2012
at 01:04 PM

Admittedly, I have not been as fastidious about dairy and other autoimmune protocol bits and pieces as I should be. I even cheated in the beginning (grains...bleh) and dearly paid the price. I've been mostly paleo for about six months. Again though, I have not been as strict as I should be. I should emphasize, the symptoms have improved. No more throwing up bile/acid. No more heartburn in the middle of the night and rushing for the tums bottle. I'm just not sure how critical sleep is in recovering from something like this...

E3267155f6962f293583fc6a0b98793e

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on May 27, 2012
at 02:36 PM

I have always gotten plenty of sleep so I don't have any idea if that would make a difference. My stress level at work is extremely high so I can pretty much say that for me a high stress job may have slow the healing process but did not prevent it. I would venture to guess that less than perfect sleep patterns would be the same ie. slowing but not preventing. Keeping the irritating foods in the diet I feel could prevent total healing.

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