Does digestion make you sleepy?

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Does digestion make you sleepy?
« on: 06/10/2013 23:19:57 »
There's an old wives tale that a glass of cold milk will help you sleep? Does digestion make you sleepy?
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Does digestion make you sleepy?
« Reply #1 on: 06/10/2013 23:19:57 »
We answered this question on the show...

Jason Rihel - So, my experience is, itís been always a glass of warm milk that makes [img float=right]/forum/copies/RTEmagicC_Milk_glass_05.jpg.jpg[/img]me sleepier, but yes, there are definitely foods that can make us less tired or more awake. In fact, many people have experienced for example, after a large meal in particular, sleepiness. That's actually a period of sleep called postprandial sleep which is after eating sleep. If you look throughout the animal kingdom, think of the mighty lion for example, feasting on a zebra carcass and then just going off for a big long nap.
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