Sleeping After Dinner = Risk of Stroke

The current trend stomach feel full after dinner was sleepy and wanted to sleep. But should wait 1-2 hours, because the risk of stroke will increase if the lag time between eating with sleeping too close.

Allow time for about 60-70 minutes for the stomach to digest food is claimed to reduce the risk of stroke by 66 percent and will decrease if the longer pause. Any increase during the 20-minute pause, the risk decreased by 10 percent.

But too long a pause that will not make the risk of stroke disappear altogether, since the maximum limit is said to only 2 hours or 120 minutes. One should not wait more than 2 hours before bedtime, but not guaranteed benefits will continue to rise.

Cristina-Maria Kastorini, MSc, a nutritionist from the University of Ioannina in Greece say if someone straight to bed after dinner then the person is prone to reflux of stomach acid. This condition causes stomach acid up into the esophagus and trigger discomfort.

At bedtime, reflux may trigger airway constriction and thus susceptible to sleep apnea stop breathing during sleep. Although not directly trigger stroke, various studies have shown that sleep apnea is associated with the risk of damage to the blood vessels in the brain that trigger a stroke.

Results of the study were presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2011 is included at least 1,000 Britons. A total of 500 people from the group of healthy participants, 250 people had a stroke and the remaining 250 people experienced an acute coronary heart sindom.

Meanwhile cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic, David Holmes, MD agreed that immediately after dinner sleep can increase the risk of stroke. But to be sure, need further studies with a larger number of samples.

“When we eat, blood sugar levels change, cholesterol changes and blood flow are also changed. All that affect the risk of stroke,” said Dr. Holmes who was not involved in the study

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