Night eating syndrome (NES) is characterized by a persistent pattern of late night binge eating. Individuals may or may not be aware of the time they are eating and what they are eating. Almost 30% of individuals having a gastric bypass surgery are afflicted with NES.

PHYSICAL & BEHAVIOR SYMPTOMS

  • Trouble falling asleep and/or staying asleep 

  • More than half of daily food consumption is during and after dinner

  • Skips breakfast and delays first meal for several hours after awakening

  • Sleepwalking

  • Guilt/anxious while eating

  • Depressed

  • Suffers from anxiety

 

As with Binge Eating Disorder, Night Eating Syndrome is characterized by eating most food intake in the evening, which leads to similar symptoms to BED. Therefore, both disorders have similar health issues.

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COMMON HEALTH CONCERNS

  • Overweight or obese

  • Sleep apnea

  • Type II Diabetes

  • Heart Disease

  • Increased Blood Pressure

  • Increased lipid levels (including cholesterol)

  • Joint/Muscle pain

  • Gallbladder disease

  • Gastrointestinal complications

 

Psychiatric conditions commonly co-occurring with NES may be combined with:

  • Depression

  • Panic/Anxiety disorders

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Substance abuse disorder

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