Is postprandial sleepiness a disease?
Many people feel sleepy after meals. Instead of calling it a disease, we can take it more as a sign of our body’s condition. People with mild spleen deficiency may feel a little tired and sleepy after meals. For people with more severe spleen deficiency, more energy is required in digesting foods in the stomach area, therefore less Qi "气" is being transported to the mind. People with severe spleen deficiency may need to take a nap after meals.
The phenomenon of sleepiness after meal can reflect whether a person has severe or mild spleen weakness.
Early treatment would prevent the condition from getting worse.
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