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How can I stop myself from getting sleepy everytime I eat?

How can I stop myself from getting sleepy everytime I eat?

Change what you eat: Some foods make you more sleepy than others. Foods with sugar or white flour (as opposed to whole grains) are often the problem. Foods such as turkey which contain tryptophan are well known to cause sleepiness too. Other foods with lean protein and low carbohydrate are more likely to keep you alert. Start keeping a log of what you eat and how sleepy you are afterwards. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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What to do if every time I eat I get sleepy i?

Let your doctor know: When was the last time your blood sugar was checked? In the mean time - limit meal size & avoid excessive junk carbs. ...Read more

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What's wrong with me?? Everytime I eat anything. I always feel like I have to puke or go poo .. I get light headed and sleepy. painful cramps

What's wrong with me?? Everytime I eat anything. I always feel like I have to puke or go poo .. I get light headed and sleepy. painful cramps

Find out: See a doctor. There are many possibilities. I saw somebody from Nashville in may office last month who developed an allergy to all forms of meat after being bit by a cattle tick! When you say anything do you mean anything ? Has this been going on for a couple of days (H2N2 Flu) or weeks? (liver, celiac disease, gastric ulcer...) Go get checked out by a doctor. OK? ...Read more

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How can I get my child to eat breakfast if still sleepy and early?

How can I get my child to eat breakfast if still sleepy and early?

Outsmart them!: To bed earlier. Try variety! eat with them! give them what tastes good like home made protein smoothies with fresh fruit juices and whey protein powder. Almond butter with toast. Avoid breakfast out of a box! make some turkey bacon. Play some upbeat music and get them going. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is wrong with i get tired when ever i eat food. I fill sleepy.

What is wrong with i get tired when ever i eat food. I fill sleepy.

Feeling : Feeling tired after a meal is common. This occurs because as the body begins to digest the food you ate (especially after a large meal) a lot of your energy is used to aid in digestion, thus making you tired. You may want to consider eating smaller meals more frequently throughout the day. Also note that foods high in tryptophan can make you sleepy. These foods include turkey, shrimp, tuna, brocolli, etc. Take care. ...Read more

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I always get really sleepy after lunch. Is this normal, I try to eat really healthy but it still happens. ?

Siesta time!: A large meal often makes people sleepy. That is why the siesta was invented! Eating smaller meals may help. A high fat, high sugar food or snack will also cause sleepiness. Also eat regular snacks. No breakfast and then a big lunch may make sleepiness worse. ...Read more

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Why do I always get sleepy after I eat and fatigued?

Normal: This sounds like normal post-prandial fatigue. It happens to many, however, other conditions need to be ruled-out prior to settling on this diagnosis. Additional labs and a general work-up incl. medication review (if any) would permit a more thorough evaluation. Schedule a virtual consult with me if interested in learning more. Thank you. ...Read more

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I feel sleepy all day long. I always get enough of sleep. I also eat well. But i don't know why i'm constantly sleepy.

Possible Sleep Apnea: The symptoms and sleepiness during the day can be symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, which most people don't even know they have. A sleep physician can do a sleep study to diagnose for sure. The treatment is the use of a CPAP machine or an oral appliance that a highly trained dentist can make for you. ...Read more