People can have a sense of being hungry before bed and not able to get to sleep without eating something, or can wake in the morning to find the signs of a carbohydrate binge in the kitchen with no recollection of what has occurred during the night.
Sleep-related eating disorders may involve the consumption of peculiar food and inedible or toxic substances. Reports include consuming a variety of items, nearly anything imaginable, including: frozen pizzas, raw bacon, buttered cigarettes and cleaning solutions.
Sleeping pills are generally safe, especially when used short-term. Complex sleep behaviors such as sleep eating, sleep driving and sleep violence are uncommon side effects. But there are known factors that increase the risk of this happening to you.