Why do we always get sleepy after having lunch?

Miri, Malaysia
May 3, 2016 11:52pm CST
Sometimes I really wonder why do we always get sleepy after lunch, it's very frustrating as being sleepy makes me hard to concentrate on my work especially when the work requires tons of concentration! Being said that, I just had my lunch and I am now very sleepy! Wish time would pass faster and I can go home and relax
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@TRBRocks420 (82907)
• Banks, Oregon
4 May 16
I'm not sure I took a brief nap today though lol.
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@marlina (78121)
• Canada
4 May 16
We feel sleepy because the body needs all its power to digest the foods.
@hereandthere (32791)
• Philippines
4 May 16
that's why i wonder if it's better to drink coffee before lunch instead of after
@SIMPLYD (83266)
• Philippines
4 May 16
At the very moment i am so sleepy , my eyes are shutting down . I keep myself awake by interacting but it seems my brain has already shut down .
@pbose001 (20)
4 May 16
In general, a little bit of sleepiness after eating is completely normal and nothing to worry about. There are several factors that contribute to this post-meal phenomenon, and there are a few things you might be able to do to minimize those drowsy effects.
@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
4 May 16
We usually feel sleepy after eating some meals due to lack of oxygen in our brain. The oxgenated blood usually focus in our stomach to help in digesting the food intake.
@newest1 (297)
4 May 16
@chewwy429 after lunch must be relax at least 5 min then you can have more energy