“There are a few reasons why we experience the post-lunch slump, but the main reason is due to the digestive process.” Another reason we may feel sleepy after lunch, or after eating in general, is due to the amount of insulin produced after certain meals, which can trigger our ‘happy’ and ‘sleep’ hormones.
Why do I crash after eating?
Many people feel sleepy after eating. This can be a natural result of digestion patterns and sleep cycles. Some types of foods and the timing of meals can also make people feel especially tired after a meal. A decrease in energy levels after eating is called postprandial somnolence.
How do I stop being drowsy after lunch?
To prevent post-meal drowsiness, it’s better to eat a balanced diet containing vegetables, grains and good fats to provide continuous energy. Drink lots of water and limit your sugar intake. Eating smaller meals but more frequently can also help preserve energy so you don’t feel drowsy post-meal.
What side should you sleep on after lunch?
Sleep on Your Left Side
Did you know that sleeping on your left side can promote better coordination between your digestive system and GRAVITY? That’s correct – the small intestine moves waste to your right side to make its way to the large intestine and then to the lower colon on the left side.
Should we nap after lunch?
Although naps help with exercise recovery, Greenfield advises finishes your workout at least 45 minutes before the start of your nap to get the best results. Eat before your nap. If you’re hungry when you go down for a nap, odds are you are not going to sleep very well, so try napping right after lunch.