NIGHT-EATING SYNDROME

was first described by Albert J. Stunkard in 1955 who characterized the night-eating syndrome as having the following symptoms- insomnia, nocturnal hyperphagia, and morning anorexia which persists for at least three (3) months. This type of syndrome is predicted to affect approximately 1.5% of the global population.

NIGHT-EATING SYNDROME: "Those who typically suffer from insomnia, will sometimes also suffer from a night-eating syndromes where they eat a large quantity of food before trying to sleep."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "NIGHT-EATING SYNDROME," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/night-eating-syndrome/ (accessed October 13, 2019).
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