i always binge when i'm tiredWe are a chronically sleep deprived society. And with sleep deprivation often comes binge eating. For several reasons. First off, our defenses are down, so we can’t think about what we need, so we grab at the thing that always nurtures us immediately and consistently. Another reason is that we are so spent that we are looking for quick energy and we hope that food will do that for us. Another reason is that people tend to be more anxious or depressed when they are sleep deprived, so those who use food to manage emotions will find comfort in binge eating.

Next time you find yourself going toward food in the afternoon, check in with yourself. Is it food you need, or a nap? Even resting your head on your desk for 15 minutes of sleep will help you immensely. And making an effort to get at least 8 hours of sleep each night will be rewarding in all aspects of your life. You will have more energy, more focus, more motivation, and more physical strength as well as improved immunity and physical health.

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  • Michelle

    This is great! Thanks so much. I love this blog!

  • It reminds me of the HALT slogan. Stop and think before you eat by determining if you are: Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired.

  • I just stumbled across your blog via a series of links and read this post. my goodness this is me entirely. I’m trying to lose a lot of weight and exercise regularly if I don’t get 8 hours I’m lost, crave sugar all day, it’s shocking, sleep is my friend, we miss each other when we don’t get our time together!

  • I just found this blog recently, too, and it’s got a lot of terrific information. I’m glad to see such an open discussion out there about binge eating, which I dealt with from the time I was a child until I finally recovered.