Monday, February 06, 2017

What are the signs of night eating syndrome?

The night eating syndrome appears to represents a new eating disorder, different from the established disorders of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorders.

 Albert. J. Stunkard first used the term night eating syndrome in 1955. There are five primary signs that characterize night eating syndrome:
*Not feeling hungry in the morning

*Overeating in the evening: The daily pattern of eating demonstrates significantly increased intake in the evening and/or nighttime, as manifested by one of both of the following:
A. At least 25% of food intake is consumed after the evening meal
B. At least two episodes of nocturnal eating per week

*Difficulty falling asleep

*Waking at night and eating

*Feeling depressed

The night eating was found to occur during periods of stress and was associated with a poor outcome of efforts at weight reduction.
What are the signs of night eating syndrome?
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