1- YOU MAY HAVE STOMACH RISK
First of all, let’s look at what kind of damages there are to go to bed right after a meal …
Sleeping right after a meal can cause heartburn. Gastric acid, which allows food to be digested, moves upward in the lying position and can come into contact with sensitive parts of the stomach. This causes heartburn and burning in the chest and throat.
2- YOUR SLEEP QUALITY IS AFFECTED
When you fall asleep after eating a large meal, your digestive process continues. While your metabolism works so intensely, it becomes difficult for you to sleep. Also, heartburn symptoms affect your sleep. Of course, what kind of food you eat and how much you eat is also important.
3- You may have nightmares more often
While metabolism is working, the brain becomes more active. This can cause you to have vivid and nightmarish dreams.
4- YOU WAKE FREQUENTLY AND GO TO THE TOILET
Sleeping right after a meal can cause you to urinate more at night. The amount of caffeine in the food you eat also affects this situation. Caffeine can be found in many baked foods, not just coffee and chocolate.
5- YES, YOU DEFINITELY GET WEIGHT!
If you go to sleep right after a meal, you are not giving your body enough time to burn what you eat. Therefore, no matter how sleepy you feel after eating, you should try not to sleep. Otherwise, you can gain weight without realizing it.
HOW MANY HOURS SHOULD WE SLEEP AFTER MEAL?
To prevent problems such as heartburn, weight gain or sleepless nights, the food you eat should have reached the intestine from the stomach. According to nutritionists, the duration of food from the stomach to the intestine is 3 hours. So after eating, we have to wait 3 hours and then go to sleep. Or we should have stopped eating until 3 hours before sleep.