Why do you want to sleep after a hearty dinner
• Why do you want to sleep after a hearty dinner
Each certainly for a notice that after a hearty dinner already do not want to work. I would like to just more convenient to get anywhere and take a nap so that at least a half-hour soak. All this is not really a spontaneous attack of laziness, and it is a natural reaction of the body, which is actually observed not only in humans but also in many other mammals.
In fact, the desire to sleep after lunch (when lunch was more or less dense), everything is quite simple. First, the consumption and digestion of food requires a significant tide of blood volume stomach. Thus the brain for a while is "deprived". Second, increases in blood glucose levels, which in turn affects the synthesis of the hormone orexin, is responsible for the transition from wakefulness to sleep. Thirdly, the influx of a large number of carbohydrates helps produce serotonin - the pleasure hormone that puts a person in a state of calm.
Thus, we can safely say that the appearance of sleepiness after a heavy meal is completely natural. If possible, you should give your body to sleep at least 30-60 minutes. Another thing, if a person follows a rigid schedule and unable to afford such a luxury for objective fact. In such a situation, the best option would be to move to a "light" dinner, not to run the processes in the body to its fullest described above.
It is interesting that the desire to sleep after a hearty dinner, manifested in all people differently. Some literally knocks down to sleep, while others feel only a slight fatigue. Anyway, it is necessary to understand that after eating all mental processes are actually slowing down, which is not always good for the fruitful work.