At Mayo Clinic, specialists experienced in sleep-related eating disorders can treat you at a sleep center. Mayo's integrated approach allows doctors to quickly assemble a group of specialists to address all your sleep medicine needs.
Your treatment may include:
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- Environmental changes. This may mean, for example, making your sleep area and kitchen safer.
- Medication. This may involve changing current medications or prescribing medication to reduce the incidence of the sleep-related eating disorder.
- Diagnosing and treating other sleep disorders. Often associated with other sleep disorders, such as restless legs syndrome or obstructive sleep apnea, a sleep-related eating disorder may be reduced by treating related disorders.
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