What is a Sleep Eating Disorder
Sleep eating disorder can be described as nocturnal eating or hunger that occurs at night. This hunger can be so persistent and forceful that it wakes people up and causes them to get out of bed in order to seek out food. This can be considered a disorder when people are unable to return to sleep UNLESS they have eaten.
This is called NES. Some people may wake without knowing and eat something as a result of sleep walking, but NES is different. This is a physical calling that cannot be ignored and many people describe the hunger as painful.
Some things that can lead to this are eating more food at night than during the day (especially after dinner) and a lack of being able to eat during the morning hours.
Is a Sleep Eating Disorder Dangerous? Find out Today!
Sleep eating disorders can be dangerous just like any other sleep disorder. It is important to understand the relevance of sleep in your life and realize that you may not be as cognizant during the night as you are during the day. This can lead to injury. You also can be so sleepy during the day that you are unable to function properly.
Sleep disorders make you susceptible to recurrent infection, cause weight gain, increase anxiety and blood pressure and can lead to panic attacks or other similar nervous sleep disorders.
You should receive some clinical help that may include habitual modification or medications. Some people experience sleep eating disorder chronically while others may experience it from time to time.