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For the last month or so within 10-15 minuted after I eat I quickly fall asleep. Cant make myself stay awake, seems worse when sweets are eaten. Why?
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Dr. R Sangal
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
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In brief: Daytime sleepiness
People who are sleepy during the day tend to be even sleepier after they eat.
It may have to do with hormones released from the gastro-intestinal tract in response to food intake (especially carbohydrates) or because more blood flows to the gastro-intestinal tract and less is available for the brain. See a sleep medicine specialist to find the cause of your daytime sleepiness.

In brief: Daytime sleepiness
People who are sleepy during the day tend to be even sleepier after they eat.
It may have to do with hormones released from the gastro-intestinal tract in response to food intake (especially carbohydrates) or because more blood flows to the gastro-intestinal tract and less is available for the brain. See a sleep medicine specialist to find the cause of your daytime sleepiness.
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