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Doctor insights on: Is It Ok For Children To Sleep Right After Eating

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Is it bad for your health if you sleep right after eating?

Is it bad for your health if you sleep right after eating?

Possibly: The main thing that may occur eating so late at night right before bedtime is that there is a much higher risk of acid reflux damage to your esophagus by doing so. By then, your stomach had not completely emptied and you will be losing the gravity advantage of staying upright. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Is there a problem with going to sleep right after eating?

Is there a problem with going to sleep right after eating?

Reflux may occur: It is best to eat a few hours before lying down. Otherwise you may have reflux or heartburn. ...Read more

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Could it be a bad idea going to sleep right after eating breakfast lunch or dinner?

Could it be a bad idea going to sleep right after eating breakfast lunch or dinner?

Generally yes: Try not go go to sleep with food in stomach (so within 1-2 hours). This can contribute to more reflux and your body needing gravity to help it digest. Unless schedule is very erratic, there are few reasons why you would be sleeping during your normal wake hours. ...Read more

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How much time can I go to sleep after eating?

How much time can I go to sleep after eating?

3 hours: It is generally recommended that one should not eat a big meal within three hours of bedtime. However, some light snacking may be helpful. ...Read more

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How long after eating dinner should you ideally go to sleep?

How long after eating dinner should you ideally go to sleep?

Four hours.: We generally advise waiting at least four hours after eating to go to bed, mainly to prevent heartburn symptoms but also to allow for the proper digestion of food before your bodily processes slow down as you sleep. ...Read more