I can't offer an explanation for your sleepiness but I know I can't eat things like pizza or white bread/rolls without being overcome by extreme drowsiness, too. They also give me really bad hot flushes but at least I have been able to pinpoint the problem. Good luck with finding an answer.
I don't have a Western Medicine Dr. :) I have not seen one since I had bronchitus at 11 years old. I have seen an irridologist several times and just recently made my first visit to a local natural-minded chiropractor. I am taking herbal supplements to balance my hypothyroid and andrenal related problems, which has been working great. That info website about oxygen and proper breathing is a hard pill to swallow because they seem to be indicating that reducing your breathing increases your body oxygen which seems so backwards, but I will continue to investigate it. I already breathe "properly" as according to them: shallow breaths controlled by the diaphragm, through the nose, and not sleeping on my back. Thanks for the advice, but I am continuing to search for the reason(s) for my sudden extreme sleepiness.
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Might I suggest ditch the Western Medicine DR and seek out a Chiropractor that works with "Wellness"?
I work with such a Chiropractor and your problem isn't that uncommon. The DC I work with often relates it to the adrenal glands and works with adjustments and/or natural supplements and other tips to help balance things out.
I see several patients (I'm the massage therapist on staff) that have had similar complaints and since treatment with the DC they've done great. It's worth looking into :)
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I did a web search on being "sleepy after eating" and it seemed to bring up issues with lack of oxygenation being the cause. Here is one of the links on that... www.normalbreathing.com/sleepy-after-eatin g.php#.UMXOd4PLRhc You might bring this up with your caregiver as your eating seems to be in good order for avoiding some of the other causes.
I get extremely sleepy after every meal I eat. I do not have sleep apnea or narcolepsy. I don't consume much sugar or caffeine. I eat vegetables, natural grains, and a lot of lean protein. I don't eat big meals anymore. I eat small amounts throughout the day. That all does a good job of managing my hypoglycemia- general tiredness and the dizzy spells I used to get. But I'm still confounded by this incredible urge to lay down for 20 minutes after every meal. I think I've tried everything... what am I missing?
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