Friday, March 27, 2015   |   5,500 users online
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos  ·  Chat
Find: in

Woman eats 2500 calories a night while asleep


Posted on Thursday, 25 April, 2013 | Comment icon 26 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: sxc.hu

 
Lesley Cusack suffers from a rare eating disorder that leads her to binge on food while sleepwalking.

The 55-year-old is forced to adhere to a strict diet during the day because she is unable to control what she eats at night. Her unusual affliction sees her sleepwalking down to the kitchen and consuming large amounts of food on a nightly basis. "I can only tell by the remains in the morning," she said. "I tend to find opened tins of things or packets and I've no idea whether I've eaten some of them cold or not."

It took a while for Lesley to work out exactly what was going on as she would sometimes find missing food items or inexplicable areas of mess in the kitchen. "Having no control made me feel as if everyone assumed I ate too much out of choice and often I would eat less when in people's company in the hope that they wouldn't judge me," she said. "The worst things that I know I've eaten are emulsion paint, Vaseline, cough syrup, raw potatoes and soap powder."

"Lesley Cusack, 55, keeps herself on a strict diet during the day because she has no control over what she eats while asleep at night."

  View: Full article |  Source: Telegraph

  Discuss: View comments (26)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #17 Posted by behaviour??? on 25 April, 2013, 18:39
Sleeping without a problem even after taking a teaspoon of detergent? That doesnt seem very right :P
Comment icon #18 Posted by freetoroam on 25 April, 2013, 18:51
Please stay on topic.
Comment icon #19 Posted by chopmo on 26 April, 2013, 1:12
If she lives with her family, lock her door at night. Scary but hey short of handcuffing her to the bed at night. Probally suggest a psychologist as well, there may be a underlined reason why she is smorgassing herself during sleep. I'd be more worried about the heavy sleepwalkers the people that walk a few kms in there sleep. Waking up next to a river vs waking up next to tim tam packets :P
Comment icon #20 Posted by Junior Chubb on 26 April, 2013, 10:27
Snoregassing maybe?
Comment icon #21 Posted by chopmo on 27 April, 2013, 0:14
Smorgassing, as in shes treating the world like a smorgas board as in a nice way to say she's a pigging out . bleh
Comment icon #22 Posted by Junior Chubb on 28 April, 2013, 14:46
I got what you meant, just thought Snore-gassing took it one step further.
Comment icon #23 Posted by regeneratia on 28 April, 2013, 21:27
I had a diabetic friend stay over night with me one night. During the night, she got up and, while in her sleep, got into my pantry and made some Malt-0-meal. She had to have a good blood sugar the next day to be able to take a PET scan. She was stunned that her blood sugar was up. Then we finally figured out that she got up when she was still sleeping and ate. Can't say if she was harming herself or not. I still have an opinion that our bodies tell us what it needs.
Comment icon #24 Posted by chopmo on 29 April, 2013, 7:54
Sorry don't know the word/context.
Comment icon #25 Posted by Junior Chubb on 29 April, 2013, 8:45
Lol, smoregassing as you suggested, gorging on food. I went for Snore-gassing as she is sleeping (snoring)... Don't worry if you don't know the context, I got yours
Comment icon #26 Posted by chopmo on 29 April, 2013, 9:20
No I get it now, lol No I got it now, lol


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


Other news in this category
Man finds whole potato in his bag of crisps
Posted 3-26-2015 | 42 comments
Richard Bootman got the shock of his life when he opened his packet of Steak and Onion potato chips....
 
Chinese woman memorizes entire dictionary
Posted 3-20-2015 | 26 comments
Li Yanzhi succeeded in memorizing an entire English-Chinese dictionary containing 220,000 words....
 
World's oldest pretzels found in Germany
Posted 3-16-2015 | 13 comments
The remains of two pretzels dating back 250 years were discovered beneath the floor of an old bakery....
 
Yellowstone spring turns bright green
Posted 3-15-2015 | 20 comments
The famous Morning Glory hot spring pool has turned green due to visitors throwing things in to it....
 
'Nuclear explosion' photographed on Mars
Posted 3-14-2015 | 63 comments
An image of a 'mushroom cloud' on the Red Planet has caught the attention of conspiracy theorists....
 
Man finds python in his box of cornflakes
Posted 3-11-2015 | 33 comments
Australian Jarred Smith got the shock of his life when he ventured in to his kitchen to make some lunch....
 
Woman dies 36 times in a single year
Posted 3-9-2015 | 12 comments
Sara Brautigam suffers from a rare condition that stops her heart beating for up to a minute at a time....
 
Anti-urination wall paint trialled in Hamburg
Posted 3-7-2015 | 22 comments
Germany has come up with a novel new way to stop drunk revelers from relieving themselves on walls....
 
Man posted himself from England to Australia
Posted 3-6-2015 | 6 comments
During the 1960s athlete Reg Spiers came up with an ingenious way to get home after running out of money....
 
'Fairy doors' out of control in Wayford Woods
Posted 3-5-2015 | 14 comments
An appeal has been launched asking visitors not to screw small wooden doors in to the bottom of trees....
 
Insurance firm now covers death by Dalek
Posted 3-4-2015 | 17 comments
Virgin Money is offering a variety of bizarre insurance policies covering a range of unlikely scenarios....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.6 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ