A camera set up by her husband catches Angela, a 33-year-old mother of two, in the act of sleepeating.
While sound asleep at 2 a.m., Angela starts by stuffing olives into her mouth. Then she moves on to leftover pasta salad, eating it right from the container. She ends this "meal" with cold macaroni and cheese before shuffling back to bed…completely unaware that she just ate nearly 1,000 calories!
Angela says she eats in her sleep almost every night. "Sleepeating makes me feel like a bad person," she says. "It makes me feel very guilty. I'm ashamed."
Dr. Oz says sleepeating is an overwhelmingly female problem. Men are more prone to act on their unconscious desires with sleepsex, he says.