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How many adults could be sleep eaters?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Imagine waking up to find a trail of cookie crumbs on the floor and empty food containers littering the kitchen counter and you had no idea how they got there. Either Hansel and Gretel broke into the house or someone is playing a practical joke on you.

Or, you have a bonafide sleep disorder that causes sufferers to eat voraciously while they sleep.

Up to 1 million adults could be sleep eaters, a possible contributing cause of obesity. In fact, a good percentage of patients who attend obesity clinics have been diagnosed with a sleep-eating condition.

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