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."
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