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What causes sleepiness after eating?

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Posted on Wed, 18 May 2016
Question: Hi,I am getting sleep immediately which last for 10-20min after having breakfast\lunch\dinner,even sometimes my eyes goes blind.i cant control this.is it any problem with my health condition?
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
follow the instructions

Detailed Answer:
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.
hope this helps you.
If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you.
If not, you may close the discussion and if possible you may rate the answer for me, so that I get a good feedback.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Naveen Kumar
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Follow up: Dr. Naveen Kumar (5 hours later)
Please let me know what i have to do to reduce it
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
diet modifications required

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back,
Apologies for late reply, was busy due to my hectic schedule.
As your increased sleepiness is not during to an underlying pathological condition, but it's an exaggerated physiological response. Which can be avoided by incorporating certain practices as follows in your diet and consumption habits.
1. Should eat a very nutritious food incorporating enough proteins, vitamins and avoid excessive fat intake like processed food and excessive meat consumption.
2. Divide your daily consumption to 5 to 6 small quantity meals rather than 3 heavy meals.
3. Don't ever skip breakfast and include an egg and milk in it.
4. Avoid fast foods as they have tendency to induce sleep.
Hope you found this helpful.
Will be happy to help if you have any further queries.
Regards
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What causes sleepiness after eating?

Brief Answer: follow the instructions Detailed Answer: 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. hope this helps you. If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you. If not, you may close the discussion and if possible you may rate the answer for me, so that I get a good feedback.