Report of two cases where sleep related eating behavior occurred with the extended-release formulation but not the immediate-release formulation of a sedative-hypnotic agent

J Clin Sleep Med. 2008 Apr 15;4(2):155-6.


We report two cases in which amnestic sleep related eating disorder (SRED) occurred with extended-release zolpidem but not with the immediate-release formulation. These cases illustrate how even relatively small differences such as formulation can affect the likelihood of experiencing such events.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Amnesia / chemically induced
  • Delayed-Action Preparations / adverse effects
  • Dyssomnias / chemically induced*
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders / chemically induced*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Hypnotics and Sedatives / adverse effects*
  • Pyridines / adverse effects*
  • Zolpidem


  • Delayed-Action Preparations
  • Hypnotics and Sedatives
  • Pyridines
  • Zolpidem