Falling Asleep After Eating Diabetes

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Why You Feel Sleepy After Eating

If you feel sleepy after eating, particularly after sweets or bakery products, you are normal. Eating sugary foods causes your brain to make large amounts of the neurotransmitter, serotonin, that makes people fall asleep naturally at night. Eating sugary foods or those made from flour, such as bakery products or pastas, causes blood sugar to rise higher than normal. This causes your pancreas to release large amounts of insulin, which drives one of the protein building blocks called tryptophan from your bloodstream into your brain, where it is converted to serotonin that makes you feel sleepy. Many people can avoid feeling sleepy after eating by restricting foods that are high in sugar and flour. When it is important for you to be alert, eat foods that do not cause a high rise in blood sugar, such as vegetable salads, nuts, seeds, fish or chicken. Checked 8/23/17 Continue reading >>

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  1. newyorker

    Fall asleep after meals

    I can't begin to count how many times i've become very tired or have fallen asleep after i eat.tonight before eating my bg was 152 i had roast chicken w string beans.3o.min later i fell asleep for twenty minutes.i haven't check my bg because it hasn't been 2 hours since i've eaten .i take metformin 1000mg 1 with breakfast ,1 with dinner. Does anyone else have this problem ?

  2. laserladyofla

    I have had that happen, but only after eating too many carbs so that my glucose level went above 160 or so. Roast chicken with string beens shouldn't do that!

  3. jwags

    If I eat too many carbs I will get tired but it doesn't seem like chicken and beans would be too many carbs. Are you taking 1000 or 2000 of metformin? Your before meal number (152) is a little high. What are your other numbers during the day.

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