Do you often eat during the evening or at night? Do you often wake up with the need to eat, to get to sleep?
These symptoms could indicate a specific disorder called “Night Eating Syndrome”, often due to stress, sleep and mood disorders.
Sufferers use food to regulate their feelings, such as anger and sadness, especially during evening and night hours, when he/she is put in front of the “removed” emotions during the day.
It may happen that the sufferer eats so much and so bad that he/she could not metabolize food and gets to suffer from obesity.
WHO-World Health Organization- Department of Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD) (http://www.who.int/topics/nutrition/en/)