Do you feel sleepy after taking lunch?

@subha12 (18462)
India
July 4, 2008 3:42am CST
These days I am watching that I feel sleepy after i take lunch. it was not the case before. i have to take a cup of tea to get away with it. Do you feel sleepy after taking lunch? Or its not the case with you. Do you take a nap?
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@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
When I am home then I usually take a short nap for the day. I think that is the normal reaction of your body as the concentration of blood is on your stomach that is why you feel sleepy when full.
• China
4 Jul 08
aha, you have given the correct answer in a scientific way. god job.
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@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
5 Jul 08
its my habit to take a nap after taking my lunch..at least for 15 to 30 minutes a day...my day is not complete without it..
@dongsting (190)
• China
5 Jul 08
yeah,I sleep after my lunch.I don't know why,I just feel so sleepy. If I can't have a short nap for the day,I will get a headache.
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• Philippines
5 Jul 08
I usually take naps in the afternoon when I have no classes.I always feel sleepy because of the midday sun.Sometimes during my afternoon classes,I fall asleep not only because of the time but the professor is boring.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
5 Jul 08
It is but natural to feel sleepy after eating lunch... that is why in some countries they have the siesta period... but even if i feel that way... i wont be able to sleep... and there there is no furniture in my office that i could use as a bed...
@mialei23 (2386)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
Yeah, when I think I am bloated..that's the time I stop eating and when I burp, when definitely the next thing that I will do is I will be lying on bed. But I don't practice it now, I take some walk first like 15-30 minutes then I will go to sleep.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
4 Jul 08
YES! It always happen. How I wish I can take a nap but too bad I can't. Drinking tea does help. I always drink green tea to wake myself up.
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@Reyah23 (641)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
I also feel sleepy after taking a lunch. Specially when im in the office. So i spent the remaining minutes of my lunch break to take a little nap.
@ifglan (1152)
• China
4 Jul 08
Hi,subha12,i always take a nap after lunch,it becomes a habit of mine.There are almost two hours' rest after lunch,so i think getting a sleep is really ok.Taking a nap is good for our body,sometimes when i was very tired,just a 10-minute nap can make me with vigour. So i think if you have time to have,better than not :)
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@balasri (26577)
• India
2 Sep 08
I sleep after lunch for a while.
@eztuner (451)
• United States
2 Sep 08
My habits have change lately, my lunch is diminished in amount. Making supper the biggest meal in the day, so I get sleepy after supper, I don't take naps during the day. But I nap after supper so Iam awake until very late or very early in the morning.
@chrislotz (8207)
• Canada
31 Aug 08
I used to feel sleepy after eating lunch but I learned that if I ate less than I wouldn't get sleepy, or at least not as sleepy. If you are eating too much than yes, you will feel tired. What I would do when I feel tired is get up and move around or stretch by reaching for the ceiling and holding for a few seconds and take in deep breaths. I found that worked for me and it would give me my second wind. Try it the next time you feel sleepy. See if it works for you to. On the weekends when I get sleepy I just lay down and take a nap. But during the week when I am working I obviously can't just lay down and take a nap so I do the stretching thing and it helps wake me up.
• China
21 Aug 08
yes, for me , always like that , so when i have something important to do , i will not eat very full, or i will want to sleep!
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
21 Aug 08
hi subha! yeah. i usually feel sleepy after eating lunch. that is, when i'm at the office. our office is airconditioned so we are prone to get sleepy after eating our lunches. and also if i'm eating in a windy place, the air makes me sleepy after eating lunch. or during lazy days at home, i get sleepy too after eating my lunch. but at times, i don't get sleepy. especially when i'm in front of the computer.
@pkc3000 (1268)
• India
9 Aug 08
hey subha12 It is quite natural that after taking lunch we all feel sleepy but as we are working in the office it is not possible to sleep after taking lunch. During the office hours to avoid this situation I take tea or coffee . pkc3000
• Australia
9 Aug 08
It is actually normal to feel sleepy after eating. I always do, as does my partner, but we can't always have a nap due to our kids. We take it in turns to nap sometimes though.
@shilpa_p (198)
• India
16 Jul 08
At a certain time in the afternoon,our body clock slows down.Its basically because of the circadian rhythm.So we tend to feel drowsy in the afternoon and sometimes it becomes necessary to take a nap.I read that taking a nap can actually be good for you if your naps are not too long.So go ahead and nap! ;)
@msedge (4012)
• United States
16 Jul 08
Sometimes i really do like to take a nap during noontime specially when i am alone but the thing is i can't sleep during day time.I don't know why?I keep trying because sometimes i feel so sleepy but i just end up laying down with eyes very open until i would just get up and do some stuff to kill the time.
@Meljep (1668)
• United States
16 Jul 08
Feeling sleepy after eating lunch is a very common occurance. It's usually caused by the blood concentration in the stomach for digestion of the food. Some cultures deal with this by taking a nap or siesta in the afternoon. Other ways to combat this would be to eat a smaller lunch and then take a snack a little bit later. Coffee or tea is good to keep you going, but sometimes it also causes a crash if there is sugar used in it.
@sabahking (416)
16 Jul 08
i also feel very sleepy after i eat.i sure will sleep after i eat.My girlfriend always say me as pig. haha.So i always b from eat i will take bath.Although it is very unhealthy but iam forced to do that.