Sleepy After Lunch: After eating tasty food, most of the people feel sleepy and tired. People feel like having a power nap right after the lunch. However, it is natural to feel out of energy after eating lunch and it occurs with most of the people. This makes you lose focus towards the work. What you eat in the lunch, is the main reason why you feel sleepy after having lunch. Besides this, consumption of simple carbohydrates, over eating and excess sodium rich food are the main reason for feeling sleepy after having lunch. If you are also worried about this sleepy feeling, here are some ways by which you can avoid getting sleepy after lunch. (Also read: How to get rid of sleeping problems)
Sleepy after lunch: Effective ways to get rid of the sleepy feeling after eating lunch?
- Sleep adequately
- Eat iron and complex carbohydrates
- Eat in limit
- Take a 15 minutes walk after eating
- Drink water
If you take a sound sleep at night, you will not feel sleepy all through the day. Wake up at the same time very day. This way your body will come into proper routine and you will not feel sleepy untimely. Taking adequate sleep at night, helps to avoid getting sleepy after eating lunch.
Eat iron and complex carbohydrates
Whatever you eat in the lunch, include iron., protein and complex carbohydrates in your diet. Iron helps to provide hemoglobin to your diet and all your body parts get proper oxygen. This way you will get energy. Besides this, complex carbohydrates provide good amount of glucose in the body parts.
Eat in limit
Over eating is the main reason why you sleep after eating lunch. Thus, eat in a limit. In order to digest the food, our body needs proper energy. Thus, you feel out of energy after over eating. (Also read: How to get better sleep during stress)
Take a 15 minutes walk after eating
Taking a walk after having lunch is the best way to avoid feeling sleepy after having lunch. After having lunch, take a walk for 15 minutes. It will help to digest the food easily and will provide energy to the body.
After having lunch, you must drink water after 30 minutes. Drinking an adequate amount of water helps to provide water to every part of the body. Because of dehydration, our body feels out of energy and you start felling easy.
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These are some of the ways in which you can avoid feeling sleepy after having lunch. You can read this article in Hindi as well.