Consuming fatty food can make you feel sleepy during day

As per a study, people consuming high-fat diet and sleeping less during night are more likely to feel dizzy during the day.

Last Updated: Apr 22, 2016, 00:30 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: You would have never imagined that your love for fatty foods can make you feel sleepy during daytime and also cause a poor night's sleep. Yes it's true.

As per a study, people consuming high-fat diet and sleeping less during night are more likely to feel dizzy during the day.

 

"After adjusting for other demographic and lifestyle factors and chronic diseases, we found that those who consumed the highest fat intake were more likely to experience excessive daytime sleepiness," said lead author Yingting Cao, doctoral student at University of Adelaide in Australia.

Higher consumption of food items rich in fat was also strongly associated with sleep apnea, a sleep disorder.

"Poor sleep and feeling sleepy during the day means you have less energy, but this, in turn, is known to increase people's cravings for high-fat, high-carbohydrate foods associated with poor sleep outcomes. So the poor diet-and-sleep pattern can become a vicious cycle," Cao explained in the paper published in the journal Nutrients.

Daytime sleepiness may have significant implications for alertness and concentration, the researchers warned, adding that people need to pay more attention to eat better and have a good sleep.

(With IANS inputs)