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Is there such a thing as night sleepwalking/eating?

  1. Faith Reaper profile image85
    Faith Reaperposted 3 years ago

    Is there such a thing as night sleepwalking/eating?

    It seems my husband will wake up in the middle of the night (assuming he is awake) and start eating something from the kitchen. One morning I noticed that there were cheerios all over the kitchen and on other days crumbs all over the place ...LOL. I thought we had a mouse in the house until one night I heard him get up and go into the kitchen, then the next morning found a mess everywhere.  He is not messy otherwise during the day?  So strange, as he does not seem to remember getting up to eat in the middle of the night or leaving a mess!

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  2. bravewarrior profile image91
    bravewarriorposted 3 years ago

    Faith, as a kid I sleep walked a lot. Then later as an adult, I'd apparently sleep walk into the kitchen and get a piece of bread. The only way I know this is because I'd wake up in bed with a dried piece of bread on the covers and only one or two bites taken out.

    This hasn't happened in a while, but the answer to your question is YES!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, wow, Sha, how interesting! Makes one wonder what else one does while sleepwallking.

    2. bravewarrior profile image91
      bravewarriorposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That's a scary thought!

    3. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It is! Reminds me of a time when my brother-in-law went outside somewhere during the night and came home with his pajamas wet up to his knees! There was a creek nearby! He knocked on the door and in a monotone voice said who he was and to let him in.

    4. bravewarrior profile image91
      bravewarriorposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Holy Mackerel! I hope I never venture beyond the fridge in my sleep walk adventures!

    5. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That's what I'm saying! We were watching a movie late that night and thought his brother was asleep. At first, we did not believe it was his brother at the door. It creeped me out!

  3. The Examiner-1 profile image75
    The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago

    I have heard, or read, of that for various reasons Faith. When people were on a diet - but it was the wrong one or they did not want to be; when people were overeaters; when they were dreaming about food (picnic, meals, etc.); the list goes on.

    1. Ericdierker profile image56
      Ericdierkerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That is the story of my over weight self and I am sticking to it!

    2. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Kevin, that is interesting and could  actually by why lol.   Too funny there, dear Eric! Have a blessed day.

  4. manatita44 profile image84
    manatita44posted 3 years ago

    Interesting. Keep an eye on him. It is very much within the realms of possibility. Many sleepwalk, but the eating thing seems new to me.

    Hope all goes well. Peace.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi manatita,

      It may very well be related to his having sleep apnea.  Just strange LOL

      Peace and blessings

  5. MizBejabbers profile image90
    MizBejabbersposted 3 years ago

    Im going to say yes although I don't know for sure. My first husband was a sleepwalker and so were both of my sons. They didn't eat, instead they had the bad habit of thinking they were in the bathroom. The family said my ex went to the closet and peed in his brother's boot when he was a teen. Once late at night I was in the living room talking to an overnight guest we had when I heard something in the kitchen. My youngest, eyes wide open, was firing away at the trash can. I called his name, and when he didn't respond, I directed him back to bed. He was six and really embarrassed when he learned what he had done.
    When we lived in an apartment complex with a swimming pool, I used to worry about one of the boys walking out the door and into the pool, so the manager had a very high inside lock installed on our door.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, my goodness, MizBejabbers! I believe I am okay with eating sleepwalking now compared to what you have shared. Yes, that would be a concern about the pool!

  6. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
    Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago

    Several people in my family have been sleepwalkers, but it did not last long for them (maybe a year or so). Funny -  they were all men. One thing I always heard was to never wake them up, but quietly lead them back to their bed with a quiet and soothing voice.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Phyllis, thank you for sharing. I heard that same thing too but do not know if it is true. I never bother him as he just comes back to bed on his own.

  7. Jackie Lynnley profile image90
    Jackie Lynnleyposted 3 years ago

    I saw this and meant to get back to it days ago! Your husband sounds like me after my babies were born. I would wake up hungry every night and it didn't matter what I had; just had to have something desperately! Just a drink of something would sometimes do me but if there were leftovers I never forgot them!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, hahaha ...he could be just having cravings but I dont know why he leaves a mess. So that tells me he is half asleep or sleepwalking.

 
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