Serotonin, Nicotine and Why We Feel Sleepy After Makan?

Thats a question someone asked me recently and yeah, this is especially true during bulan puasa where we fast all day and break with a heavy meal. So the question should actually be:

Why do we feel drowsy or sleepy after a LARGE meal!?

Lack of oxygen!

Its simple really. Eating a large meal makes your digestion system work overtime, this draws blood away from other areas, including your brain. Less blood flow reduces the amount of oxygen the brain gets. Hence you feel sleepy.

How to avoid getting sleepy after a meal?

  1. ‘….during puasa or ramadhan, its probably unavoidable to feel mengantuk after a meal as its always a large meal..’ – yea, u got that right! πŸ˜‰ thanx for da post ya. now i know why the couch seems very inviting after berbuka hahaha.
    happy hari raya bro.

  2. hye Kevin, tenQ so much for the post as it’s very informative. i was always wondered why we usually feel sleepy after eating (lunch was worst during non-puasa months) and now you’ve shed some light onto it.
    p/s: the pic of u is cute πŸ˜‰ what year isit? selamat hari raya!!

  3. thx for posting…wanna know ur input about the current HOt topic – MELAMINE. what, why, when, where, who, how. i read/heard that it’s dangerous, and last thing i realize is that all my fav junkies (cadbury choc, walls icey, wrigleys gummy, yakult, mentos chewy…..) all has been banned/labeled ‘NOT SAFE’.

  4. hey, this post catches my eye…interesting one. thanx fo da info. and that lil comment by cookie (cute, hope it’s a chick’s) is really good too. can you post something on that topic? thanx dude!

  5. Bro Zahri, thanks for informative info. Mmg banyak membantu saya. Saya ke gym 4x seminggu utk build muscle. Berat skrg 74kg dgn ketinggian 165cm.Every sunday morning, saya jogging.Saya ada ambik weight gainer and amino acid. Masalah saya, selalu rasa mengantuk antara jam 2-4 ptg.My breakfast jam 9 pg, lunch hour jam 12 noon. Saya tidur jam 12 mlm dan bangun jam 6.45pg.Mmg mengantuk sgt. kenapa agaknya? sedangkn saya seorg yg active…

  6. there’s so much goodness in red wine for instance it can flush down some of the cholestrol in your system and wash your artery frm clogging fat…

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