Do you sleep after lunch? Here’s why and how to solve it!

Sleeping after lunch and feeling a special kind of fatigue and exhaustion are very common. In the vast majority of cases, what you do after a meal depends on your (wrong) lifestyle.

Cigarette smoke, for example, affects the quality of sleep and consequently encourages drowsiness during the day.

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Even excessive exposure to the blue light of smartphones, tablets, computers, and all electronic devices in general, before going to bed at night can encourage wakefulness and disrupt sleep, so of course you will be sleepy during the next day.

Translated, it means that you have more chances to take a nap or just sleep during the day, including after lunch.

In fact, when you get some rest at night, it is normal to feel more tired and sleepy during the day.

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Drowsiness after a meal, however, can often depend on small mistakes made at the table.

Here are possible causes of sleepiness after lunch and solutions that can help you.

An additional dose of carbohydrates present, for example, in pasta, bread and pizza, stimulates blood sugar levels and excessive production of the hormone insulin, which promotes fatigue and drowsiness.

But there is more to it than that.

Pasta, bread and pizza also bring a mixture of substances that promote relaxation. They contain B vitamins and tryptophan, which promote drowsiness.

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The solution?

Switch to whole grains and their derivatives. Thanks to the presence of complex carbohydrates and fiber, they provide the body with longer energy.

Vegetables are rich in minerals useful in combating fatigue. Contains potassium and magnesium.

Then, add the water that is necessary for the proper functioning of the body.

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Because you will eat vegetables, you will help yourself to feel full of energy and vitality after lunch.

Foods rich in fats and sugars, such as ready meals, snacks, pizzas, sandwiches, hot dogs and generally refined industrial foods, make the body heavier, impose a feeling of heaviness, and thus a feeling of weakness and drowsiness.

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As a result, it slows down digestion and encourages the feeling of fatigue after eating.

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