How are sleep-related eating disorders treated?
Treatment of sleep-related eating disorders begins with an interview and may include an overnight stay in a sleep lab, where brain activity is monitored during the night. Medication sometimes can be helpful for these disorders, but sleeping pills should be avoided, because they can cause confusion and clumsiness that can lead to injury. Additional treatments may include methods to ease stress and anxiety, like stress management classes, assertiveness training, counseling, and limiting alcohol and caffeine.
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