Lack of Sleep Cause Eating DisordersAuthor(s): Winston Wu-Dien Shen
A parasomnia is abnormal activity or behaviour that occurs when you're falling asleep, sleeping, or waking up. Sleeprelated eating disorder is one type of parasomnia. Sleep onset insomnia and sleep disruption are common complaints among anorectics and bulimics. Bulimics can experience binges when they wake up. Eating disorders, on the other hand, can be a clinical manifestation of a coexisting sleep condition. SRED is an NREMrelated parasomnia characterised by recurrent episodes of disordered eating following waking from the primary sleep period with partial or complete amnesia for the experience, leading in weight gain from consuming high-calorie foods. Insomnia is a condition in which a person is unable to sleep.