Nocturnal eating disorder syndrome, which is defined as one of the eating disorders, is characterized by waking up at night and consuming too much food right after dinner, even though it has just been eaten.
Such that, people with night eating disorder syndrome encounter problems such as not being able to fall asleep without eating, and serious problems occur in their sleep patterns. Problems such as sleep disorders and cessation of breathing during sleep usually lie behind this syndrome.
One of the most common surprising situations in people with night eating syndrome is waking up full in the morning. This causes the person to skip a few meals.
A person who does not get enough food in the morning feels an irresistible desire to meet his nutritional needs in the evening and at night. The person who wakes up full in the morning takes the daily calorie amount with the snacks he eats after dinner. Therefore, unavoidable weight problems come with it.
There may be physiological and psychological reasons behind night eating syndrome. Night eating syndrome, which is one of the most important actors of uncontrollable weight gain, encourages people to prefer foods that give happiness and increase blood sugar.
• Sleep disorders,
• Psychological problems,
• Irregular eating habits,
• Hormonal causes can also cause night eating syndrome.
In order to talk about night eating syndrome, it is necessary to wake up at night and eat for at least three weeks. Likewise, not having breakfast in the morning, wanting to eat excessively from dinner until bedtime, thinking that he cannot fall asleep without eating, and this situation has been going on for at least 3 months are important criteria.
In addition, people with night eating disorder have a lack of focus on sleep due to the desire to eat for at least 4 days a week.
There is no typical method for the treatment of night eating disorder syndrome. Generally, pharmacological and psychological treatments are applied. There are various treatment choices such as cognitive behavioral therapy and various psychological treatment applications, light therapy, serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSGI).
Pay attention to these suggestions!
• First of all, adequate and balanced nutrition should be given during the day,
• Precautions should be taken for eating crises in the evening, when the metabolism is at its slowest,
• Stress factors that push the person to this situation should be avoided,
• Consumption of carbohydrates containing simple sugars such as rice and potatoes should be reduced as much as possible,
• Likewise, sweet foods should be avoided,
• The desire to eat with a light snack 2-3 hours before going to bed should be suppressed,
• In order to balance blood sugar at night, a diet with a balance of protein and carbohydrates should be adopted,
• Care should be taken to consume fibrous foods during snacks.