Facts about Night Eating syndrome

  • Studies suggest that NES is prevalent among 1.5% of the general population; this figure goes as high as 25% among certain samples of obese population.
  • Persistent insomnia for more than 4-5 nights per week and feeling more depressed during the evening hours are the prime risk-factors.
  • Consumption of weird and toxic items may also associated be with this disorder such as raw bacon, cigarette butts, and even cleaning liquids.
  • It may be genetic in nature in many cases.
  • t affects more than 5 million Americans and is one of the prime reasons for obesity and weight gain.
  • NES and binge-eating disorder are often confused. The former doesn’t necessarily include eating large portions of food at once but the latter does.