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waking up to eat in middle of night...

i find myself doing this more and more lately. on saturday night, i woke, and i use the term loosely, to stumble across my room and open a box of crackers so i could eat some (maybe 6) and then went on to eat some smoked almonds (about 12). i felt as asleep as i can imagine without still sleeping and stumbled back into bed, falling back asleep right away. last night i woke with the same hunger in the middle of the night. i did not get up and eat, though, bcause it was so cold...

Mon. Jan 29, 12:13pm

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I am a sleep walker/eater too

That is my biggest downfall, I always wake up and eat. So I al least put fruit close to eye level in the front of the fridge (cause that is where I go) so that I at least only eat fruit. THen I go back to sleep. Sometimes I wake up wondering if I ate anything in the middle of the night and have to really think about it.

I have NO CLUE whay that is.

When I go to bed early to get a good night sleep I will wake up, but if I keep myself awake late to get less sleep, I wont wake up at all.

Monday, January 29, 2007, 4:41 PM

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OMG that is ME...and i pick the worst things to eat..and its been more in the last month..my problem is i get up to pee at least 4 times so thats when i grab something..i like the cut up fruit idea!! thanks

Monday, January 29, 2007, 5:48 PM

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This is a long shot but do any of you take a sleeping pill? they've shown that some sleeping pills cause night time/sleep eating in some people. (Lovely side effect)

Monday, January 29, 2007, 6:47 PM

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4:41 poster
I don't take any sleep aids. Actually I don't take anything. I been clean and sober for 11 years. I exercise real early in the AM so that can't be it either.

Monday, January 29, 2007, 6:49 PM

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I saw this on a talk show. Dr. Phil, Oprah...I can't remember. This woman could not lose weight because of how much she ate in the middle of the night. I think they mentioned something about stress, but even the doctors wheren't sure what the actual issue was. The only thing that I would suggest to you all...and I've been considering it myself....is a weightloss hypnosis cd that you listen to while you sleep. If it's a real problem, it's worth a shot, right? I can't imagine the cd would be that expensive.

btw...the woman on the show did not fully wake up when she was eating during the night, so she couldn't stop herself.

Monday, January 29, 2007, 8:10 PM

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