And for how long?
I think napping after eating is perfectly healthy under certain circumstances.
For example, if you didn’t get enough sleep the night before and you need to catch up, napping after a meal will give you some much needed rest. If this is the case, I think it’s fine to nap for as long as your body needs.
I don’t think it’s healthy if you wouldn’t have napped otherwise, but you ate so much that it put you into a food coma and made you go to sleep. This is okay during Thanksgiving or Christmas, but it’s not something you should do often.
I usually don’t eat a lot at lunch because it makes me sleepy in the afternoon. I find that when I eat a light, healthy lunch, I’m more alert and productive.
This article explains why big meals make you sleepy.
I prefer to eat my larger meals with the majority of my carbohydrate intake at dinner because it helps me sleep at night.
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