National Sleep Foundation

Chapter 6: Parasomnias


How is sleep related eating disorder (SRED) treated?

Treatment of SRED is difficult. After other sleep disorders or medical or psychiatric conditions are ruled out, pharmacotherapy with topiramide (25–200 mg) or zonisamide (100-400 mg) has been shown to be effective in some cases.1-2


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  2. Schenck CH, Hurwitz TD, O'Connor KA, Mahowald MW. Additional categories of sleep-related eating disorders and the current status of treatment. Sleep. 1993;16:457-466.