People with a sleep-related eating disorder have frequent episodes of compulsive eating while sleepwalking during the night. The person has impaired consciousness while preparing food and eating it, with little or no memory of these actions the next morning. A sleep-related eating disorder can cause dangerous use of kitchen appliances or injury from eating something toxic.
Little or no appetite for breakfast, Eating more food after dinner than during the meal, Eating more than half of daily food intake after dinner hour, A persisting pattern for at least two months.
Their ambulatory sleep data revealed that BED and OB subjects had significantly lower sleep efficiency, had more wake during sleep, and had less zero activity than the NW group. The self-report questionnaires presented significantly more sleep disturbances in the BED and OB groups than in the NW group.