I talked to my Dietitian about this exact same thing a while back. I am often up in the middle of the night for a variety of reasons. I told her that I tend to get the munchies at those times. Her response was that it is normal - you are awake and people generally get hungry.
My suggestion to you is that if you can't sleep and find yourself wanting food, try some warm milk with a pinch of ground cinnamon sprinkled over. It often helps to get us back to the sleepy state. I sometimes have a piece of banana and/or yoghurt. These have the same chemical (Tryptophan) that helps with sleep.
Have you spoken with your Dr about the lack of sleep? It may be that THAT needs addressing appropriately - i.e.
if it is pain related, something to ease the pain.
if it is stress related, something to ease the stress (therapy/meds/reduce work-load, etc.)
if it is 'not tired' look at what you are doing in the day or your general bed-time habits (TV or computer in the bedroom - bright clock light etc. etc.)
Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 6/11/2013 (04:48)
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