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Thanksgiving Sleep Myth

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. While many people look forward to the meal of thanksgiving, we look forward to the nap after the meal. In this article we will be discovering the true reason behind the sleepy feeling during Thanksgiving.


It has been well known, some say since the first Thanksgiving, that turkey is the culprit for a sleepy feeling after the big meal. It is backed up with some scientific facts, like that turkey contains tryptophan, which is an amino acid that is within protein heavy foods. Many say that tryptophan allows the body to make serotonin and melatonin, which can promote sleep in certain cases.



But this does not mean that there is a direct connection to turkey and the sleepy feeling. Some foods that are protein rich that you eat during a Thanksgiving meal can be the cause like beans, ham, deviled eggs, any meat, etc. These could be the reason for the sleepy feeling since tryptophan is within these foods. Some scientists even argue that it's the carbs within dessert that creates the sleepiness. No matter what the cause is, make sure to enjoy that mid-day nap after such a big meal.


We hope you found this information interesting on the myth of turkey and sleep. At Fox Mattress, we craft all our mattresses right here in the USA, so you know you have a premium mattress to sleep on. Give us a call or visit our Holly Hills location to learn more about our premium offerings today!

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