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I just do not sleep! It sucks actually. I wake up at 4 times night and usually I go downstairs and open the refridge. I usually eat a tablespoon of goat cheese, or tuna salad. It is weird and I find no particular pattern nor do I feel hungry. But even just a tablespoon of food makes me feel like such crap the next morning. It is awful. I have to believe that i am not 100% ready to let this go otherwise it would just leave me. So I must be holding on to this behavior for a good reason. My mind tells me I want to sleep the whole night nor I do not want to wake up and go to the refridge.<br><br><br><br>
If I do not hit the refridge, I hit ludens cough drops. Is my body lacking something or am I holding on to this pattern because I am afraid to let go of something? Both are questionable.<br><br><br><br>
I have changed my diet significantly the past 8 months. I am not raw yet I eat my salads, veggies and fruits. I am starting to incorporate more raw foods in my diet yet I am going slow so my body really feel each food that I put into my mouth. I am meeting with Dr. Fred Bisci on Wednesday and looking forward to it. I will tell him about my sleep eating but was wondering if anyone can relate?<br><br><br><br>
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nope. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/undecided.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":-/"><br><br><br><br>
Glad you're seeing a doctor about it though.
 

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You're not taking Ambien, are you? There are reports of people eating entire bags of hot dog buns and not remembering it in the morning...<br><br><br><br>
In all seriousness, it could be many things, so a doctor is a good idea. How do you feel like crap in the morning, physically, mentally, or just emotionally? I don't think that it's because you "can't let go of something". If I had to guess at gunpoint, I'd say some hormone is off, maybe due to a nutrient deficiency, maybe not.
 

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Oh my, I thought I was the only one that does this. I've been doing it for about 15 years or so now. I'll wake up 2 or 3 times a night. This happens at least 2-3 times a week. At least one of those times I get up in the night I'll eat a big spoonful of peanut butter or I'll eat a couple of cookies. Nothing else really. I've come to accept it so I really don't feel like crap the next morning either physically or emotionally. I eat ok at other times of the day so I don't think that's it.<br><br><br><br>
What I honestly think it is? My mind won't rest. And I'm an emotional eater anyhow. I've noticed that it happens a lot more when I'm really emotionally upset and have a ton of crap going on that I don't want to deal with but can't avoid. Then you can almost guarantee that I'll eat a whole jar of PButter in a weeks time just getting up and down in the middle of the night.<br><br><br><br>
If you find something that helps you will you please post it? I'd like to give it a try. I'm literally exhausted during the day anymore and am starting to really look like crap due to lack of sleep.
 

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Thank goodness I'm not the only one! I've been too embarrased to talk about it to anyone. I have a complex about it. What is going on? I'm thinking mine is stress-related. I've been doing it consistently every night for at least 6 months.<br><br><br><br>
I reach for peanut butter with cereal and sometimes milk mixed in. I also eat tons of peanut butter. I eat pb/cereal immediately upon waking, as a treat after lunch with jam, after dinner, sometimes before bed and during the night!<br><br><br><br>
I have a hard time looking at the what I at today board. It seems I eat so much more than everyone else.
 

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I know it is rough. I had a revelation the other day that I would like to share. Night eating is a secret and kind of sneaky, at least for me so I am reflecting and trying to think about if I have any secrets that I am hiding... It has been an interesting idea.<br><br><br><br>
I found out that I have one secret that I can work through. Any thoughts?
 

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For years I have been sleep eating.. in the middle of the night I would go to the kitchen and pop a tablespoon or 2 of - you guessed it - peanut butter. This is bizarre I thought I was the only one and here I find others who are in the peanut butter jar in the middle of the night also! How strange. I find I do it most when I am stressed out about something
 

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I googled 'eating peanut butter in the middle of the night' and read that quite a few people do this. This guys journal has a bunch of people on it that do it. They get low blood sugar in the middle of the night and seem to gravitate toward it. <a href="http://scotts-dblife.blogspot.com/2006/04/first-thing-i-hate-about-low-blood.html" target="_blank">http://scotts-dblife.blogspot.com/20...low-blood.html</a><br><br><br><br>
Interesting. Because all my life I've know I had this 'thing' for sugar. I should go have my glucose levels tested.
 

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A parasomnia is a sleep-related eating disorder (SRED). Unwanted activities that occur during sleep are referred to as parasomnia. SRED is characterised by frequent bouts of compulsive binge eating and drinking after waking up in the middle of the night. Episodes are often “out of control” in nature.
 
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