Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Dangers Of Sleeping Immediately After Meals

There are risks associated with sleeping immediately after eating. Some of such risks include :
1. Burning sensation in the chest
Straight to bed after eating can increase stomach acid levels and trigger heartburn. Sometimes it can also cause a burning sensation in the abdomen, chest, and throat.
2. Weight gain
Eating late at night before sleeping is harmful because it causes the body to accumulate more fat. So if you wake up hungry at midnight, healthy snacks like fruit and salad is recommended for consumption rather than food such as cakes, pizza, noodles, or rice.

3. Throat Burn-
Stomach acid creep into the throat and cause the burning sensation of the throat.
4. Stroke
The results of a study conducted University of Ioannina, Greece, found that behavioral sleep immediately after eating can increase the risk of having a stroke. Study involving 500 healthy people found that respondents who had the longest interval between eating and sleeping have the lowest risk for stroke
There are two theories that could explain these results. First, acid reflux happens when we get to sleep after a meal, breathing stops during sleep which can cause a stroke.
The second theory suggests, a stroke can occur due to the hard work of our digestive system which affects the increase in blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels which in turn could trigger a stroke.
When should we be able to sleep after eating? The best is 2 hours later.

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