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How is sleep eating treated?

Brooke Randolph
Marriage & Family Therapy
It is strongly recommended that diagnosis and treatment of sleep eating are done by a sleep specialist. Medical and mental health professionals may also be included in treatment. Because sleep eating is often induced by periods of stress, stress management treatment or classes are highly recommended. Sleep disturbance can be the first sign of stress for some. Sleep aids are not encouraged because they can increase clumsiness and/or confusion and increase chances of injury during episodes of sleep eating.

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