A deep sleep on having heavy food !

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@gamyam (572)
Hyderabad, India
April 27, 2013 2:35am CST
When i take hard food at nights... i feel very deep sleep... Actually i don't know why it is happening... Is there any perfect reason for deep sleep on eating bulk food like sweets and non-veg items... Give me some reasons for this please.... What are the changes made to our body?.......
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15 responses
@kokomo (1868)
• Philippines
27 Apr 13
Yeah, I have an explanation into that. When we are done eating, we might feel that we are very sleepy. The cause of it is, the oxygen from our brain will go to our stomach as our stomach is very busy in digesting our food that we take and so our brain will leave empty.
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• Philippines
27 Apr 13
I agree with kokomo. This should be one of the legit reasons. I learned this from school. This is the reason why it is not advisable to eat heavy meals before studying. Blood will be focused in your stomach instead of your brain. It will makes you feel weak.
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• Philippines
27 Apr 13
it is the carbohydrates that is making you feel sleepy. I also feel the same way when I have eaten too much. Last night, I ordered spaghetti,hamburger and ice berry from a local fast food.Right after eating them I felt drowsy. According to science, it is not good to snooze when your tummy is full but I could not help so I went in the land of nod and did not care about my full stomach.
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• Philippines
27 Apr 13
A friend told me you'll increase acidity if you sleep while full. Best wait 2 hours before dozing off.
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@ShyBear88 (17699)
• United States
28 Apr 13
Yes because of the different chemicals in those food to make them grow or there own biological chemicals can make us very sleep or if you just eat a big meal it's self.after that its hard work for our bodies so it takes a lot of engery to give us back engery rest and food or keys to run our bodies.
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@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
28 Apr 13
Sorry I can't help you. I don't have a clue.
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• India
28 Apr 13
When food is still present in the stomach and the person overeats, overeating produce a biochemical shock on the whole organism due to factors related to heavy breathing. The best remedy for such cases is to avoid simple sugars and fruits (if you have excess of Candida yeast in the gut)and to do a simple breathing exercise.
@celticeagle (119388)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Apr 13
Hard food? What is 'hard' food? Eating heavy foods before going to bed is a help in getting to sleep. You feel lathargic because it is heavy, bulky food.
@Pegasus72 (1901)
27 Apr 13
I have no idea. I sometimes have a snack before bed, but will have to pay attention if I sleep better or not next time.
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• Serbia
27 Apr 13
What happens is your body has to divert energy to digest the food instead of using that energy to regenerate and do all the microtasks it need to preform :) Also after everything has been digested. Because you won't go to the bathroom you stay filled with the "Stuff" that is left from the food which is not so healthy. If you know what i mean. It's best not to eat before sleep. Although i do it too :p
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@cgalavia (1405)
• Philippines
27 Apr 13
As for me.It is fairly normal for someone to feel drowsy or sleepy after a heavy meal this is because of the food we eat,foods which is rich in carbohydrates and sugar.Another thing is that If your body doesn't get enough sleep during at nights,It might feel tired at any time of the day.If you have a healthy sleep regime and get enough quality sleep, It might prevent you from feeling sleepy after having a meal.It could be also that you are so stress from the previous days and also lack of rest.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
27 Apr 13
When you eat a heavy meal, your body will calm down every thing that requires energy to consintrate on digesting that meal. Sugar doesn't usually cause that since it is digested quickly, so if the meals that do this to you usually have alot of sweets in them, you might want to check with your doctor for how your body is handling these sugars. However protein does require extra energy for digestion. When you eat like this just allow yourself time for a nap and then you will feel much better.
@emily7339 (1339)
• Malaysia
27 Apr 13
Probably it is due high sugar content because of too much carbohydrates that leads you to be tired and deep sleep . Actually I do not have the habit of eating at night prior to sleep . It is not healthy for our body as food may not be properly digested. The poor digestion may cause cramps and feeling of bloating .
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
30 Apr 13
I think having a large meal before bed, makes you tired as your body is trying to digest the food.
• Philippines
29 Apr 13
hmmmm what i know is that when you eat bunch of sweets you would get sugar rush and will be hyper but with me when i get so full i get so sleepy too and i don;t know why it is happening
@AmbiePam (49889)
• United States
29 Apr 13
The load up on carbohydrates usually makes people very sleepy.
@joizee (502)
• Philippines
29 Apr 13
Hi Gamyam! It might be a sign of low levels of oxygen in the body, chemical reactions to food and perhaps lifestyle. When the body's oxygen lowers, the body tends to be much sleepier and more tired. When we tend to overeat or eat much food, it reacts with our breathing. We tend to breath heavily or have shortness in breath - leading to lower oxygen in the body. We can feel sleepy and tired with and without food in the stomach. The chemical contents of food can also affect our sleepiness after eating. Those food containing high-carbs, high-fat, high-sugar can activate neural response (brain reaction) when they hit the small intestines. They create a chemical reaction or shock and increases the release of sleep-inducing hormones. Another thing it about the lifestyle. Sometimes when we eat a lot its because we're very tired from doing a rigorous activity. So upon finishing the food, we feel the need to rest. Sleepiness after eating isn't much of a danger but we can avoid it by chewing food well, slow in-take of food, lessening the carbs/fats/sugar-containing foods and perhaps try to stay awake for 30 minutes before sleeping. Thanks for the discussion!