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Perhaps as many as four million Americans have eaten in their sleep. So says Lea Montgomery in a press release issued by Texas Christian University's Harris School of Nursing in Fort Worth. The press release begins:
Perhaps as many as four million Americans have eaten in their sleep. Most, says Lea Montgomery, know they have a problem but are afraid to discuss it.
"During sleep eating, patients typically eat quickly and chaotically," reports Montgomery, a faculty member at Texas Christian University's Harris School of Nursing in Fort Worth. "There are some reports of people eating nonfood items such as cat food or cigarettes. This is not the norm, however."
Montgomery is considered a pre-eminent
authority on the condition, having established the belief that as many
as four million Americans eat in
their sleep. Her previous publication, "What
every nurse needs to know about nocturnal sleep-related eating disorder"
(J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv., 2001 Aug;39(8):14-20) is considered a classic in the field.
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