Digestive Process: Digesting food requires energy, diverting blood flow and leading to a temporary decrease in energy levels.
Carbohydrate Intake: High-carbohydrate meals cause an increase in blood sugar levels followed by a crash, leading to fatigue.
Insulin Release: When you eat, your body releases insulin to process glucose, which can induce drowsiness.
Serotonin Release: Some foods trigger the release of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that contributes to relaxation and sleepiness.
Parasympathetic Nervous System: The parasympathetic nervous system, responsible for rest and digestion, becomes more active after eating, promoting drowsiness.
Blood Flow Redistribution: Blood is redirected to the digestive system after a meal, which can make you feel sluggish.
Meal Composition: Consuming a large meal rich in fats or proteins can require more energy for digestion, leading to post-meal fatigue.