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A 28-year-old male asked:

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
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
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.
Dr. Jay Gordon
Pediatrics 46 years experience
You need more sleep. Period

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