Yes, I know that doesn't sound like a post on sleep, but it's related.
I read all of these posts about people in the same boat I am in, or was in, and I wonder if anyone has tried therapeutic probiotics (on everyone in the family) and if that had any effect on sleep.
It would probably be difficult to say, because the effect would be so gradual. I'm asking because I read the book Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. In the book, the author explains how "mental" things are connected to what happens in the gut, to gut flora. I don't totally agree with her diet (based on the specific carbohydrate diet), even though I make and consume a lot of the same foods (bone broth, cultured veggies, real fats, foods sourced from local farms and pasture-based animals).
But I totally can see what she means with the messed up gut flora, how it is passed on to the child, and how that could explain some things about my child (he has reflux I can hear in his sleep, even though it doesn't clearly bother him, and his poop has never been "normal," almost always mushy or like rocks, even though the frequency is good) and it might explain his wacky behavior (the book is about helping children with autism, ADHD, and more - the author's child had/has autism). My child falls within the realm of normal behavior, whatever that means.
By therapeutic probiotics, I mean strong ones, the kind a practitioner would recommend, with a variety of organisms. BioKult is one of them. At least I think that is what it means - I've never come across a good definition of the term, but I'm abusing it :)