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Keywords:

  • zolpidem;
  • nocturnal sleep-related eating disorder;
  • SRED;
  • somnambulism;
  • amnesia;
  • adverse drug reaction;
  • sleep eating

Abstract

Nocturnal Sleep-Related Eating Disorder (NSRED) is a well-documented sleeping disorder where the person is reported to experience bizarre eating behavior during sleep. Although various causes are implicated in this disorder, role of drugs cannot be ruled out. Here we narrate an interesting rare case report of a drug-induced new onset NSRED, where a 45-year-old man on zolipdem performed an unexpected and bizarre eating behavior during somnambulistic state, type of which has not been reported earlier in the literature. The case falls under even rarer category as such behavior in sleep is reported mainly in woman. © 2008 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 2009