Do you feel sleepy when you're full?

United States
April 6, 2007 5:32pm CST
I have to ask this question for we just had lunch at crazy buffet 2 hours ago. And I am stuffed of course. And so, now I am sitting here in the office and I am feeling so sleepy. Why is that so? That we feel sleepy and lazy when we're full, and active and alive when hungry? Do you feel the same way that I do?
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7 responses
• United States
7 Apr 07
You are not alone. I always feel sleepy when I eat. that is why a lot of times i skip lunch or have a small lunch (like soup) because otherwise it always seems impossible for me to finish out the day. I think that when you eat you use up energy and when you get full you don't feel like moving at all.
@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
7 Apr 07
I've heard that when you eat too many complex carbohydrates like potatoes, pasta, bread, etc. you get sluggish or sleepy. Of course, if you eat a lot that makes you sleepy too.
@AndiCat (326)
• United States
6 Apr 07
That happens to most of us. A mid-afternoon slump is normal, but add to that a large meal with sugar and carbs, and it's naptime!
@eemee468 (446)
• Philippines
6 Apr 07
that's what made my tummy visible for everyone to see!hahahaah! i just let my sleepiness to overwhelm my so relaxed body when i'm full! but i'm aware of that now! needed some exercise! i'll go! one..two...three..haiiiiiiiiiiiiiyaaaaaaaaaah!!
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
6 Apr 07
oh yeah eating too much definetly makes tired..we just went out for fish..now all i want to do is nap...
@djdeep81 (1061)
6 Apr 07
When i go home for my lunch break, I have rice and curry which fills me up big time. When i return to work i feel soo tired, i just don't wanna work. Yeah i guess when u have a heavy meal, your own body can't handle the weight. so in the end, you just have to drop out. lol
@Artsimba (1335)
• United States
6 Apr 07
Yes, I know what you mean. When I eat more than I should especially sugar it makes me feel so tired. When I am on a healthy food plan I do feel more energetic. It really does depend on what we eat that determines how we feel.