There are many people who suffer from the problem of binge eating. It makes them feel out of control and causes them to have problems with their weight. Binge eating disorder (BED), is a form of eating and consuming behaviour that has become identified as a true medical diagnosis. Many victims of this problem are young women, but it also occurs in men of all ages and ethnicities. Binge eaters can eat to satisfy boredom or to ease feelings of anxiety or stress.
There are many ways in which people can stop binge eating, including counselling, hypnotherapy, exercise, and controlling the environment that they eat in. CBT or cognitive behavioural therapy is one of the most effective treatments for people who struggle with controlling their urges. This therapy helps people learn to recognise their triggers and avoid situations which they feel will trigger an attack. They learn to face their issues and take control of their lives. CBT is very effective at helping people cut out bad food, and replace those with healthy choices.
In addition to CBT therapy, a lot of support is needed in order for someone to stop binge eating and return to a healthy and satisfied life. Many victims of this problem find that they need a friend or loved one to help them take care of themselves in bed. It is not uncommon for victims to slip into bed late at night and eat large amounts of food, resulting in them feeling incredibly uncomfortable and unable to sleep. It is not uncommon for sufferers of BED to try and stop the attacks at night, which only makes them feel even worse. Friends or family can give the victim emotional support and let them know that they are not alone in their struggle against eating disorders.
Other forms of bed time therapies include hypnosis and acupuncture. Hypnotherapy may be helpful for someone who finds that they eat too much at night. In cognitive behavioral therapy, patients are taught to recognize their patterns of overeating and learn how to monitor their triggers and avoid situations which they feel will cause them to overeat. Acupuncture is another popular form of bedtime therapy for those who need anxiety relief or sleep disorders. Tiny needles are placed in different spots throughout the body and the brain is briefly aroused when the needles are touched.
For many people, finding a long-term solution to BED usually involves some type of inpatient treatment in a mental health center or clinic. This type of treatment is often effective as the patient gradually resolves the underlying issues that led to their disorder. CBT can continue even after a patient has left the facility and they are fully recovered. Outpatient treatments are often more effective for those who don’t wish to commit to staying in a long-term facility. They are best suited for those with mild symptoms of BED.
Dealing with a disorder does not have to be a difficult road. A variety of treatments are available depending on the severity of your condition. It’s important to try to develop healthy connections with others as much as possible. Your bed may be your safest place, but you owe it to yourself to make sure that it is also a comfortable place to rest when possible.