It's The Right Sleep Time After Eating


Give the time lag necessary for the body to 'adapt' to the food that enters before you can sleep.

INPHEDIA.ID - Many people sometimes feel after eating reactions that one of them appears drowsy. But, don't rush straight to bed, wait a minute. Eating too close to bedtime is said to be harmful to the body.

This possibility is greater if you eat too much or eat certain foods that cause feeling lazy, which ultimately wants to sleep. The best way is to give the time lag necessary for the body to 'adapt' to the food that enters before you can sleep.

The National Sleep Foundation recommends that you wait at least 2-3 hours after eating to sleep. So, if you finish eating, don't go to sleep immediately, give it a wait of several hours.

This habit allows the digestive process to continue smoothly, at least until the food you consume reaches the intestine and reduces the possibility of magic pain.

In addition, getting used to waiting after eating to sleep not only helps prevent diseases related to the digestive system, but also other diseases including stroke. Giving the stomach a minimum of 60-70 minutes to digest food is claimed to reduce the risk of stroke.

Cristina-Maria Kastorini, MSc, a nutritionist from the University of Ioannina in Greece, said that if someone goes to bed immediately after dinner, the person is susceptible to gastric acid reflux. This condition causes stomach acid to rise into the esophagus and trigger discomfort.

During sleep, reflux can trigger narrowing of the airways and sleep apnea so that it is prone to stop breathing during sleep. Although it does not trigger strokes directly, various studies have shown that sleep apnea is associated with the risk of damage to blood vessels in the brain that trigger strokes.

Meanwhile, cardiologists from the Mayo Clinic, David Holmes, MD agree that going straight to bed after dinner can increase the risk of stroke. However, to make sure, more research is needed with a larger number of samples.

"When we eat, blood sugar levels change, cholesterol changes and blood flow also changes. All that affects the risk of stroke," Holmes said as quoted by Web MD. (TPS.IN/ENG/***)

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