Do You Have Night Eating Syndrome? Check Yourself On This List of Symptoms.
Posted Oct 14 2012 6:30am
1. Do you eat at least 25% of you daily calorie intake after dinner? 2. Do you wake during the night at least twice a week and eat?
If you do either one of the first two things and you’re aware of what you’re doing, you might very well have night eating syndrome.
To go a little further: Check to see if you also do at least 3 of the following as well.
3. Skip your morning meal 4. Have a strong desire to eat between dinner and the time you go to sleep 5. Have insomnia (trouble falling asleep and/or trouble staying asleep) 6. A belief that you must eat in order to get to sleep 7. Depressed mood or a let down in mood in the evening or night.
If you answered “yes” to either number 1 or 2 and “yes” to at least 3 of the items from 3 through 7, see if all of the following items apply to you too. If they do, then it’s most likely you have night eating syndrome.
8. As a result of your night eating, are you in distress or is your functioning impaired? 9. Have these symptoms been present for at least 3 months? 10. Symptoms 1 through 7 are not caused by another medical or psychological disorder.