In this video, Chris Prokop interviews Dr. Artour Rakhimov who addresses the question, “What are the causes of being sleepy after eating and how to treat it?”. Why some people require a nap after large meals? Experiencing sleepiness after eating a meal can happen after half an hour, one hour or even 2 hours later. Many people also feel tired after such meals. The most common causes of being sleepy after eating are:
– overeating (and some people even fall asleep or nap after meals)
– Candida yeast overgrowth in the gut.
The web page page “Sleepy After Eating, Falling Asleep and Tired After Meals: Low Body O2” provides details about .The Spanish version of this page is “Con sueño y cansado después de comer: O2 bajo en el cuerpo”: .
Most people eat too fast and they do not chew the food properly. This factor makes them not have enough saliva for foo digestion. Additionally, many of the foods eaten create soiling (residues of feces remain on the anus after bowel movements). This makes people require toilet paper. Soiling does not occur for the best breathing students and those that have a high oxygen level. From an evolutionary standpoint, humans are made to not need toilet paper. The main factor that creates soiling is a diet of carbohydrates and starches.
If someone decides to still eat carbohydrates and starches they should be chewed properly. For example, eating a mouthful of rice should be chewed up to 100 to 150 times so it becomes like liquid. Also chewing food properly prevents from overeating and makes you more conscious when the body desires to stop eating. This prevents sleepiness and fatigue after meals.
Here is the page “Feeling Tired After Meals or Lunch Means Low Body O2” – and its Spanish translation “Cansancio después de comer significa nivel de O2 bajo” –
Furthermore, a related factor and a better factor is to eliminate starches and complex carbohydrates completely. There are many similar popular diets such as the SCD diet, Paleo diet, Atkins diet, Ketogenic diet and Caveman diet. They each have the common feature that they work well and they do not contain starches and carbohydrates. Numerous people report having much more energy from these diets. From these diets, we will feel less tired after eating and have fewer problems with soiling and having naps after larger meals.
Not having problems with soiling is due to producing a lot better digestive flora. Moreover, people with Candida infection get very sleepy even after eating a small meal. This is due to eating sugar and sugary fruits such as bananas and dried fruits. The growth of Candida after a meal would make them yawn and get very sleepy half an hour to an hour after eating. People with Candida are likely to experience cold feet. The solution is to eliminate simple sugars and eat foods that are relatively safe to eat. When eating carbohydrates, there is a tendency to want to eat more food and then get naps often for 20-60 minutes or more.
A technique many people found useful to not overeat is to ask yourself the following question during eating. If you stop eating will you be hungry in 10 or 30 minutes? It is a useful technique for people feeling sleepy after eating and people that are looking to lose weight. Also, cut your meal portion in half and see in 15 to 20 minutes if you are hungry.
Dr. Artour Rakhimov has Skype classes for students that have end-stage diseases and for those who been practicing breathing exercises. These classes can positively impact your health and help to achieve a higher body oxygen level. Students using the DIY device or the Frolov device are in an advantageous position. Similarly, students will be in a better situation if they have been reading the vast amounts of free information on Normalbreathing.com. These pages have much more than being sleepy after meals and having naps due to overeating.
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The video features Dr. Artour Rakhimov, health educator, writer, breathing teacher and trainer, and the author of the website NormalBreathing.com.
The description was created by Chris Prokop.