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Yawning all day, sleepiness after eating. Sugal level is normal?

Yawning all day, sleepiness after eating.
Sugal level is normal?

Sugar level rise: Sugar levels normally rise and then fall after eating, depending on what you eat, how much, and when you check the blood. Sleepy after a large meal is also normal, the blood is diverted to the stomach and GI tract to digest all the food you ate! But that would not cause the yawning all day. Yawning is a differest story, It's a respiratory system mechanism to get a "pick me up" on extra oxygen. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis
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Extreme drowsiness even after sound 8 hrs sleep in daily morning....?

Extreme drowsiness even after sound 8 hrs sleep in daily morning....?

?sleep apnea: Perhaps your sleep is interrupted by periodic cessation of breathing, which disturbs the sleep cycle, but doesn't fully awaken you. Do you have a new medication, or do you consume more alcohol in the evening? Might consider anemia, thyroid problems. Also, consider your current emotional state (?Depression) your doctor can likely clarify all of this readily. ...Read more

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Extreme fatigue after eatting breakfast (protein/veggies) 9:30am and lunch (same) 1:00pm...Necessary to go back to bed....Why?

Extreme fatigue after eatting breakfast (protein/veggies) 9:30am and lunch (same) 1:00pm...Necessary to go back to bed....Why?

Check the carbs : We need to know exactly what you eat for breakfast and lunch and what you drink with both meals.Your symptoms suggest that these may be related to the type of foods and the quantity you eat or you have allergy to some foods or intolerance like celiac disease i recommend you see your doctor and get complete check up including blood sugar& metabolic profile to rule out other medical conditions. ...Read more

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Falling asleep while drowsy after lunch for no reason?

Falling asleep while drowsy after lunch for no reason?

Problem: You can have sleep problems from snoring, apnea, restless legs, poor sleep hygeine, anxiety/depression, napping during the day, night seizures, noises in the neighborhood waking you up, bed bugs, waking up to use the bathroom, acid reflux, allergies, or any number of things. I recommend seeing a doctor to get checked out. ...Read more

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Do afternoon naps for one hour disturb sleep later on at night?

Do afternoon naps for one hour disturb sleep later on at night?

No: The afternoon nap is a "given" in hot countries and is highly respected.It is called siesta. ...Read more

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When after waking should I eat breakfast?

When after waking should I eat breakfast?

Breakfast: Are you dieting? Are you looking for a life plan? I prefer to eat about 15 minutes after waking up. If you take medicine you need to know if food interacts with the medicine and you may need to wait for that. Start the day with a light meal not too heavy, some fruit and oatmeal are good choices. Seek out help from a nutritionist to get your diet in order. ...Read more

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After how many hours should I eat fruits after lunch ?

After how many hours should I eat fruits after lunch ?

What?: Why do you feel it is necessary to schedule your intake of fruit? Please enjoy liberally fresh fruits and vegetables at any time of the day! Bon appetit-- ...Read more

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Even after 8 hours of sleep, i get extremely sleepy 2 hours later. The sleepiness continues randomly throughout the day. Sleep disorder or...?

Even after 8 hours of sleep, i get extremely sleepy 2 hours later. The sleepiness continues randomly throughout the day. Sleep disorder or...?

Sleep Disorder: It seems like inspite of regular daily 8 hour sleep, you still feel sleepy, it is possible that you may have sleep apnea, restless legs, plms, or other sleep condition interfering for your ability for solid sleep and hence making you still sleepy please do a sleep study in lab asap thanks. ...Read more

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Early morning waking happens nightly and then im sleepy all day, why?

Early morning waking happens nightly and then im sleepy all day, why?

Anything: You can have sleep problems from snoring, apnea, restless legs, poor sleep hygeine, anxiety/depression, napping during the day, night seizures, noises in the neighborhood waking you up, bed bugs, waking up to use the bathroom, acid reflux, allergies, or any number of things. I recommend seeing a doctor to get checked out. ...Read more

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I want to know after how many min or hour can sleep after meals ? Lunch equals simple breakfast or light dinner ?

I want to know after how many min or hour can sleep after meals ? Lunch equals simple breakfast or light dinner ?

Let stomach empty...: Our stomachs empty at different rates, depending upon our physiology and the nature of the meal eaten. Fatty meals tend to slow down stomach emptying. Diabetics may also have slower emptying. The main issue with sleeping after a meal is suffering backing up of stomach contents if the stomach has not emptied. Rule of thumb -- give 2-3 hours for emptying, or elevate upper body upon retiring. ...Read more

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I feel sleepy n lethargy whole day even after having sleep of 10hrs?

Need evaluation: Many, many causes of this most of which revolves around stress. However, you could have sleep apnea, restless legs, fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue syndrome and hormone imbalances. Find a doctor that can investigate these types of issues. ...Read more

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When should I consume sheep placenta capsules twice a day. Once when I wake up in the morning or after breakfast and before dinner or before sleep?

When should  I consume sheep placenta capsules twice a day.
Once when I wake up in the morning or after breakfast and  before dinner or before sleep?

Not recommended: your stomach breaks down all proteins into basic amino acids and its hard to ascertain the benefits of eating placenta but it does expose you to pathogens i would not recommend it although a small percentage of people do partake in this tradition best wishes dr M ...Read more

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What could be the reason that I am so sleepy after lunch?

If you eat a large : Lunch or have lots of carbs your blood sugar could go up followed by secretion of Insulin followed by your blood sugar dropping. Low blood sugar can cause you to feel tired. ...Read more

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I don't feel sleepiness after lunch no matter how much I eat (only a mild drowsiness if I eat too much). Is it cause for concern?. I'm 41 years old.

No need for worries: Sometimes people get drowsy after eating as they start to metabolize their meal. Being drowsy is a sign that someone has eaten so much, that their gut needs extra bloodflow to help with metabolism. However, it can be normal to not feel tired if one does not overeat. ...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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How to skip the sleepiness after lunch?

Multiple steps: Cut down on fatty foods. Drink less milk. Don't eat turkey. Don't stuff yourself. Sleepiness after meals (post-prandial fatigue in doctor-speak), can be a response to a distended stomach. Drink some caffeine with lunch. Take a power nap after lunch if you can. If you eat a little less and spend the extra time napping, you may find that you are much more energetic in the afternoons. ...Read more

Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
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