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.
- Compulsive smoking
- Eating disorders
- Nocturnal eating syndrome
- Sleep-related eating syndrome
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