Dear all: I can't tolerate this any longer--really!! Sorry but just need to vent, and also--need an advice, desperately! I really don't know what to do any longer. seems that I've tried everything, mental and physical tricks, but nothing seems to work. I just cannot seem to break the habit of waking up in the middle of the night and eating!! I am really worried because this not only wares me out and makes my days a living hell but also because I've put on quite a few pounds over the past year or so while doing so. I am not sure whether it's the stress and IBS that cause me to do this or vice versa but whatever it is, it just has got to stop!! But how?What happens is the following: I have dinner around 8 or so, go to bed around 11 (often still making mental notes about my day, I admit it), and then, after an hour or so of a seemingly restful sleep, I wake up suddenly, literally storm out of my bed, and head straight to my fridge. I'll eat just about anything I find but I've noticed that I usually go for heavy-duty carbs. Just lovely for my figure, I know!!! While eating, I don't feel like myself. I feel like a zombie who's only semi-conscious of the crime. Once done with my session, however, I feel like ####. Actually, I start feeling like #### sometime toward the end of my fiesta and then I go to bed miserable and in almost physical pain. In the morning I wake up not only hating myself but also wake up with a 'stormy' stomach which can be calmed only by having food--usually carby food like corn muffins, etc. Awful, I tell you, just awful!!!Am I the only one? Does this happen to anybody else? Please tell me!!I am very self-consious of my looks and to be putting all this weight is a horrific thought for me. I am a regular gym goer and am pretty athletic. The good thing is that I am tall and used to be very skinny until a year ago so extra pounds really don't show much if at all. But I definitely feel them and despise them!!! Any ideas as to how to stop this? will love you dearly for any suggestions.