ABC30 reports on mysterious sleep disorders like REM sleep behavior disorder, restless leg syndrome, and sleep eating.
Another condition is sleep eating. It affects up to 1 million adults. People with the disorder prepare and consume meals while they are sleeping.
“We’ve heard of patients preparing a cat food sandwich or eating directly out of a jar of mayonnaise,” Dr. Avidan explained.
For RBD and sleep eating, the drug clonazepam and melatonin can help.
John’s meds have helped. He went from five extreme episodes a week to one mild event a month. Now, nothing holds him back day or night.
Some antidepressants can trigger RBD. Caffeine and alcohol consumption can also worsen the condition.