Sleep after eating

Muslims are currently fasting. This month of grace for Muslims around the world is welcomed with joy.

During Ramadan, most people experience disturbed sleep cycles because they have to wake up early to have suhur breakfast.

A full stomach after eating a meal, coupled with the time that is still early, does make it hard to resist drowsiness, so not infrequently, many choose to go back to sleep.

Sleeping after eating feels good, but behind the habit, there are things to watch out for because it has a negative impact on the body, especially for the organ system that is responsible for digesting food.

Nutritionists require you to wait about three hours after your last meal before going to bed. Delaying sleep after eating is useful for digestion so that food moves to the small intestine. This can prevent problems such as heartburn and insomnia.

In addition, there are many other serious problems that will occur if you don't give your body time to digest food.

1. Weight gain

People who eat before going to sleep are more likely to gain weight. The reason for this is far simpler than expected. It turns out that the food consumed before going to sleep will store more calories.

2. Acid reflux

Acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a common condition that affects as many as 20–48 percent of the Western population. This happens when stomach acid rises back to the throat. Symptoms include heartburn, hard swallowing, a lump in the throat, or worsening asthma. Eating before bed can make these symptoms worse because a full stomach will make it easier for stomach acid to go up to the throat.