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Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkOther - Food & Drink · 1 decade ago

Why do you become really tired after a large meal?

Such as Thanksgiving Dinner...

4 Answers

  • Isabel
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    With Thanksgiving we usually eat turkey and it contains an amino acid called L-tryptophan, which acts like a very mild sedative, relaxing you and encouraging sleep. Other reason you would become tired after a large meal is that the body's energy resources go toward digesting the large meal and you will become sleepy - some people become chilled as well, since the body's heat is centered on your stomach.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Scientists believe changes in blood glucose level affect brain cells that are linked to being awake and alert, thus the tendency to seek sleep after eating a large meal.

  • 1 decade ago

    Kat G is on the nose with her answer

  • 1 decade ago

    You're only tired because you're really bloated

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