Avoid drowsiness after holiday feasts

Ask the doctor

Published: November, 2017

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Q. Is there a way to avoid feeling sleepy after a holiday meal?

A. That's an unusual question: my patients usually ask me about foods to help them sleep. But with the holidays coming, the concern often is reversed. You may be with friends and family that you see only infrequently, and you don't want to nod off during the conversation.

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