Sleep Problems and Eating Disorders: Something to Sleep On

Sleep problems are not anything new to people in a modern, busy age. But the fact that they are closely related to eating disorders might come as a surprise. There is a correlation between common eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia with general sleep disorders. The sleep issues include day sleeping, difficulty falling or staying asleep, and others, and are often found in combination in people with sleep issues. Scientists theorize that the hormones that regulate sleep might be involved in eating and appetite leading, which when unregulated, can to eating disorders. With more study, it’s possible clinicians might be able to predict effects of one disorder when treating for the other.

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