Mental Health Disorders - Eating Disorders: Night Eating Syndrome

Practice Guidance Toolkit

Description and Key Nutrition Issues


Night eating syndrome (NES) was identified in 1955 by a psychiatrist with a specialty in eating disorders (1). NES is characterized by “morning anorexia, evening hyperphagia and/or nocturnal ingestions, and insomnia” and is a “dysfunction of circadian rhythm with a dissociation between eating and sleeping” (1).
Key Nutrition Issues
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Last Updated: 2018-04-30