Sleep-related smoking syndrome

F. Provini, R. Vetrugno, P. Montagna

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Objective: We describe six patients affected by frequent episodes from sleep associated with compulsive smoking and/or eating. Patients woke up with a desire to smoke and/or eat because of an "inner" drive. Method: Video-polysomnography (VPSG) was performed in three patients. Results: VPSG documented a normal sleep structure with an increased arousal index. Conclusion: Compulsive eating during sleep has been classified as sleep-related eating syndrome or Nocturnal eating syndrome, but its association with compulsive smoking has not been previously reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)903-905
Number of pages3
JournalSleep Medicine
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008


  • Compulsive smoking
  • Eating disorders
  • Nocturnal eating syndrome
  • Sleep
  • Sleep-related eating syndrome
  • Video-polysomnography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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