7 tips to success to know about sleeping after eating

7 tips to success to know about sleeping after eating

There are bad images about sleeping after eating, such as you are likely to gain weight, and it is true that you can’t really get good result from it. Eating and sleeping often become irregular when you study for exams, and just cutting out the time to sleep is not effective. Then what can you do to smoothly and effectively memorize difficult vocabularies and histories?

In this article, I will tell you the relationship between eating and sleeping, as well as good ways to use your time which is also good for your health. What happens if you sleep after eating, when is the most effective time to study before going to bed, when should you eat, and what should you do to get a better grade?



7 tips to success to know about sleeping after eating

 

-Relationship between eating and sleeping


Some people become sleepy after eating. This is because blood sugar level lowers. One of the cause is that food containing a lot of artificial sweeteners can cause low blood sugar.

Another cause is the defect in insulin secretion that either low or high blood sugar level is triggered. When the level is low, you feel sleepy. With normal insulin secretion, you don’t need to worry about sleepiness.

 

-Influence of sleeping after eating to brain


Sleeping after eating affects your brain. Blood flows to digestive organs and becomes active to digest foods, but amount of blood to brain decreases. As a result, sleeping after eating causes lack of blood.

Brain should reset and stimulated while sleeping, but sleeping after eating slows down your brain function. This is why it is said that you wake up feeling unrested if you sleep soon after eating. It is ideal to sleep from 4 hours after eating.

 

-Caution! Can trigger diseases


In Japan, it is said from old times that sleeping after eating can turn you into a cow, but laying down will help digesting. However, sleeping is revealed to have harmful effects on our body.

We can’t burn what we eat, food stays longer in our body, and lead to increase of weight. Also, blood flow in cerebrum decreases and causing lack of blood in brain. As a result, it may lead to brain diseases such as stroke. In addition, sleeping cause bad effect on stomach and intestines. Gastric acid may flowback, causing reflux esophagitis.

 

-Influence on sleeping


We have talked about the bad effect of sleeping after eating, to brain and body. It can also affect sleeping. If you sleep soon after eating, digestive organs are moving actively that you can’t sleep well. You may sleep for a long time, or feel like slept enough, but you can’t get good quality of sleep.

Because of decrease of blood flow to brain while digesting and brain sending signals to other organs, brain is not resting. Enough and productive sleep means when brain can really rest. It is not too much to say that sleeping after eating has significant risks.

 

-What is good sleep?


Ideal length of sleeping is said to be 8 hours, but you don’t need to think about time if you can have a good quality of sleep. Quality and length of sleep is not in proportion. Length is important, but count more on quality. First, keep in mind to sleep during what so called “golden time”, which is 5 hours between 22:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Next, experience 1 or 2 non-REM sleep before going to a deep sleep, and wake up after the last REM sleep.

You should not be full to have good sleep, or should avoid hard exercise or taking a hot bath. If you take a bath before going to bed, let your body cool and then go to warm bed. Difference of temperature will make you fall asleep smoothly.

 

-The way to spend time after meal


It is important to finish eating 4 hours before going to bed. If you need to eat dinner after 21:00, eat light meal between lunch and dinner, and just supplement loss of nutrients. It is better to do some exercise after dinner, but take a bath if it is not possible.

Hot water would disturb sleeping, so tepid shower is recommended for those who can’t fall asleep smoothly. Light distracts internal body clock and wake you up, so refrain from the use of computers, TV and mobile phones.

 

-Effective way of studying


Now talking about studying after eating, learning capacity decreases when you are full. One of the reason is that blood is not flown to brain. Therefore, relax or move your body a little for an hour after a meal.

You will start studying after an hour. Your ability of memory becomes best at 1 or 2 hours before going to bed, so start studying an hour after eating, for 1 to 2 hours, and go to bed is the ideal way to use time. Especially, subjects require memorizing such as social studies, biology or English are recommended to be studied at this time. Of course it is not effective when you are sleepy, so it is better to take a short sleep before memorizing.

 

Could you find helpful tips?

Sleeping after eating not only affect brain but also has bad influence on our body. As you can see, effective way of studying, especially to memorize things, is to start an hour after eating and study for 1 to 2 hours, then go to bed.

 

Summary

7 tips to success to know about sleeping after eating

-Relationship between eating and sleeping
-Influence of sleeping after eating to brain
-Caution! Can trigger diseases
-Influence on sleeping
-What is good sleep?
-The way to spend time after meal
-Effective way of studying