Is it unhealthy to lie down / nap / sleep after a meal

@pitstop (3711)
India
February 27, 2008 4:32am CST
My wife keeps telling me to sit upright if I am watching television after a meal and not just plonk down or lie down. She is right I guess - but do any of you do the same. Do you lie down or take a nap or just sleep off after a meal? Is it unhealthy?
5 responses
@jnrain (15)
• China
27 Feb 08
I don't care about that, when I'am tired I will take a nap.....
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@pitstop (3711)
• India
27 Feb 08
Short and honest!! I guess you're very practical!
@jnrain (15)
• China
28 Feb 08
Yaeh! You are right, I am very practical, I just want enjoy my short life!!
@Amagnimo (637)
• India
27 Feb 08
Hi pitstop! Yes, it is ofcourse unhealthy to sleep or lie down after meal. What happens is that the food you have just taken happens to remain undigested, which later on creates digestive problems (none of them are so serious, you get all right with them within a day...however, u feel too uneasy...) This is not the case with everybody though. some builds of digestive system are too strong so nothing happens to few of them. Even if you feel uneasy after the lunch or dinner, and want to lie down, you must lie down straight. So that the food passage and everything doesn't get blocked. And never ever lie down over your chest, since that cause pressure over your chest and heart, and you are sure to feel uneasy after that! Try to avoid naps after meals...atleast an hour of difference between meal and nap/sleep should be ther.
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@pitstop (3711)
• India
27 Feb 08
Thats a very rational, scientific and true answer. I'll heed your advice!
@Amagnimo (637)
• India
27 Feb 08
That's great! Go ahead!! lol. Hope you have nice meals! lolz.
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@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
27 Feb 08
It is unhealthy.. You are teaching yourself to be lazy.. or you might end up obese then if you continue doing that.. After meal stand up wash the dishes and walk around abit
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@pitstop (3711)
• India
27 Feb 08
Talk about efficiency - you get your dishes done and make sure you dont sleep!
• India
27 Feb 08
Hi ptstop, To talk more scientifically it is better to go for a walk for about 15 minutes after your meal. This is more healthy if you are talking about dinner. If it is after lunch, you can have a nap for a little while which is again good for health. Good Luck.
@pitstop (3711)
• India
27 Feb 08
I agree about the walk - especially after a heavy dinner its nice to just walk around!
@etavasi (737)
• Malaysia
27 Feb 08
Hi pitstop, i think your wife is right. We can lie down or take nap or just sleep off after a meal BUT not times to times, that make us unhealthy. Many people sometimes do that but not many times. You can make it sometimes.
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