nocturnal eating syndrome

nocturnal eating (drinking) syndrome

A rare disorder involving frequent awakenings from sleep to eat or drink. Those affected are unable to return to sleep without eating a meal. The condition is most commonly observed in infants, young children, and people being treated with some sedatives. In adults it is considered to be both a sleep disorder and a binge eating disorder.
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* distinguish SRED from nocturnal eating syndrome (NES) and other disorders
Treatment of nocturnal eating syndrome and sleep-related eating disorder with topiramate.