NOCTURNAL EATING DRINKING SYNDROME
\nɒktˈɜːnə͡l ˈiːtɪŋ dɹˈɪŋkɪŋ sˈɪndɹə͡ʊm], \nɒktˈɜːnəl ˈiːtɪŋ dɹˈɪŋkɪŋ sˈɪndɹəʊm], \n_ɒ_k_t_ˈɜː_n_əl ˈiː_t_ɪ_ŋ d_ɹ_ˈɪ_ŋ_k_ɪ_ŋ s_ˈɪ_n_d_ɹ_əʊ_m]\
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A broad category of sleep disorders characterized by either hypersomnolence or insomnia. The three major subcategories include intrinsic (i.e., arising from within the body) (SLEEP DISORDERS, INTRINSIC), extrinsic (secondary to environmental conditions or various pathologic conditions), and disturbances of circadian rhythm. (From Thorpy, Sleep Disorders Medicine, 1994, p187)
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