Nocturnal Sleep-Related Eating Disorder (NS-RED) typically occurs during sleepwalking. People with this disorder, most of which are women, eat while they are asleep, often preparing food without even realizing what they are doing.
It is different from Night Eating Syndrome (NES) in which the person is completely aware of eating at night and may not be able to fall asleep until he or she has consumed a significant amount of food.
Sleep eating disorders not only cause weight gain, but the excess pounds can lead to a host of diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
This show also features DietsInReview.com’s guest blogger, Jill Knapp. Read more about Jill’s story in this Tune-In.
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March 1st, 2010