5 doctors weighed in:
Is it normal to feel sleepy and tired after eating at any time of the day?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Common, not normal
This is a fairly common experience, especially among people with diabetes, or whose bodies are starting to struggle to maintain stable sugar levels throughout the day.
Keep a log of when you feel this way, and what you've eaten in the 2 hours just before that. Many people find that eating fewer carbs (sugars/starches) or walking after eating help them avoid feeling this way.

In brief: Common, not normal
This is a fairly common experience, especially among people with diabetes, or whose bodies are starting to struggle to maintain stable sugar levels throughout the day.
Keep a log of when you feel this way, and what you've eaten in the 2 hours just before that. Many people find that eating fewer carbs (sugars/starches) or walking after eating help them avoid feeling this way.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Susan Wingo
It's also a good idea to ask your doctor to check your sugar to find out if you have diabetes, or pre-diabetes, especially if you are overweight, or have family members who have diabetes.
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Is can be
Some people it can be.
This may have to relate to glycemic index. In general, however, no, not normal. There is natural circadian dip after lunch. See someone to make sure it is not sign of sleep disorder due to poor nocturnal sleep.

In brief: Is can be
Some people it can be.
This may have to relate to glycemic index. In general, however, no, not normal. There is natural circadian dip after lunch. See someone to make sure it is not sign of sleep disorder due to poor nocturnal sleep.
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
67M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors