Sleep Eating Disorder

Although usually categorized under sleep disorders, the sleep eating disorder can also be considered as an eating disorder. In fact, this is even more dangerous than the usual eating disorders, because aside from the fact that you are battling against obesity, you also have to run against the risk of getting injured.
What really sucks about this illness is that it is hard to control. In anorexia nervosa for instance, you are faced with a choice on whether to eat or not to eat. The “not to eat” choice usually wins, but at least you are given the choice. But in a sleep eating disorder, you have no choice but to binge because you are not even aware that you are doing it! Those suffering from this condition do not even remember that they actually sleepwalked toward the kitchen and ate all the refrigerator’s contents the night before.
If you are suffering from this condition, you should definitely seek professional help. They are the only ones who can offer to treat this condition.

Eating Disorder Self Test. Take the EAT-26 self test to see if you might have eating disorder symptoms that might require professional evaluation. All answers are confidential.

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