Sleep-related eating disorder (SRED) is a condition that was first documented by Dr. C.H. Schenck in 1991. Our Roseville anorexia recovery center has found that it is a disorder in which individuals who are asleep consume large quantities of food in a short time period and then return to bed. In some cases, they have no knowledge of the activity. In others, they remember the episode in vivid detail even though they were asleep.
SRED can be triggered by a recent change in diet, depression, cessation of smoking, or stress, among other life changes. Once underlying triggers are addressed, symptoms of SRED typically dissipate.
What Exactly Is It? Researchers have differing opinions on whether SRED should be classified as an eating disorder or a sleep disorder, as it clearly has aspects of both. Read more on AspireWellnessCenter.com blog page.