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Hi i have a habit of eating chocolate often and also for pleasure when had a long day. i noticed that after eating chocolate at times that i get really sleepy and tired feeling. i also sleep about 5-6 hours a night. should i get check for diabetes?

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Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Since chocolate also contains serotonin it can make you relaxed or sleepy. It also contains a small amount of caffeine which apparently doesn't stimulate you. I don't think you get enough sleep which is another cause of sleepiness or fatigue before bedtime. There is no harm in getting checked for diabetes.

Answered 5/26/2021

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Dr. Jay Gordon answered

Specializes in Holistic Medicine

You need more sleep. Period

Answered 5/27/2021

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