Why do I feel so sleepy after eating rice or pasta?

United States
June 14, 2007 2:44am CST
Everytime we have rice or pasta for dinner, I become so sleepy that I can barely stay awake. For this reason, I usually avoid rice and pasta dishes. But, I wish I could serve them more often, because they are so healthy. Do you know why rice and pasta dishes would make a person feel sleepy? Is it the carbs? Or, the starch? Please help.
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
14 Jun 07
the rush of cabohydrates that both pasta and rice deliver acts upon the reticular activating system in our brains. Here the response is to sleep to burn it all off blessed be
@sakana (260)
• Singapore
15 Jun 07
Wow. I just thought it was because more blood is sent to the digestive organs from the brain :P
@angela2006 (1846)
• China
14 Jun 07
it is a commen phenomenon,it is said that after eating there is a chemical element that leads to sleepy.what is more strange for me,when wash clothes,I feel so sleep that I can not open my eyes.haha,so I want to buy a washing machine after I earn enough money.
• India
14 Jun 07
I never feels sleepy after eating rice and pasta And i don't even think that there is any relation between sleep, rice and pasta.