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J from Singapore asked a question

Do I have an eating disorder if I feel most hungry after midnight?

I'm a 19 yo female. I feel the most hungry around 12 am - 4 am. During this time, I eat just like how people eat for dinner - instant noodles, pokka green tea, and ice cream for dessert (or perhaps even more). Because of these late night meals that I have, I end up sleeping at weird hours, such as 7 am or 8 am. Is this considered to be an eating disorder, or could it be symptomatic of something wrong with my body?

 

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Dr Marilyn Lee
Endocrinologist
Singapore
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Dr Marilyn Lee
Endocrinologist
Singapore
Answered on Wed Mar 28 2018 06:41:06 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Dear J,

That does not necessarily mean that you have an eating disorder. There is concern of a possible eating disorder when you make yourself feel sick by being too full, or if you lose control over how much you eat, or if you think you're fat when people around you tell you that you're too thin. 

Another thing that can cause you to feel hungry is low blood sugar. You'll usually have other symptoms such as tremors, feeling your heart beat very quickly, increased sweating, light headedness to name a few. And the symptoms are relieved when you take something sweet. If this is the case, you should see a doctor to investigate for low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). In the absence of medications taken to lower blood glucose, having hypoglycemia is rare but should be investigated if your symptoms are suggestive.

If you have a light or early dinner and you stay up late to work, you may feel hungry because you need to energy to focus on your work. If this is so, it may just be a normal response for you to feel hungry. 

Hope this helps. 

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