The danger of sleeping after suhoor can adversely affect the gastrointestinal tract, as it causes stomach acid back to the back of the esophagus which can eventually cause problems in the upper gastrointestinal tract. According to Consultant of Gastric and Digestive Disease from FKUI / RSCM, Dr. Ari Fahrial Syam.
Stomach acid problem, although not a deadly disease, but this disease can cause many complications.
GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is the most common digestive disease in the world that affects more than 10-20 percent of the adult population.
The typical symptoms of GERD is a burning sensation in the chest, and there is something reversed in direction like there is a wedge or also called heartburn.
Heartburn associated with GERD is usually experienced after meals. There are also other symptoms, including hoarseness, sore throat, chronic dry cough, especially at night.
According to Ari, the handling of people with GERD in principle is to relieve symptoms and prevent complications. This can be done through lifestyle changes, or if necessary through medical intervention.
GERD patients are advised not to eat meat excessively in a short time and better increase consumption of fruit and vegetables.
They are also advised not to eat meat and offal at the same time, and not to eat foods that are too spicy or sour.
Patients should also avoid sleeping two hours after eating because it can cause acid reflux of the stomach.
In addition, cut down on coffee, alcohol and soda that will aggravate the condition. It is also important to avoid stress and weight control until it reaches the ideal body mass index (BMI).
Beware The Dangers of Sleeping Habit After SuhoorDine meal aims to give physical strength during fasting where people will not eat and drink for 14 hours. That is why the intake of nutrients at dawn should be observed for health awake during fasting.
Waking up from sleeping to dawn is a challenge in itself. Sleepiness will definitely dominate so often people often lazy to eat suhoor. Or is not strong enough to resist sleepiness, after dining suhoor meal, people immediately continue to sleep them.
Whereas sleep after a suhoor meal gives negative effects for both short-term and long-term health. Even some cases lead to death.
When eating food, the stomach will digest it into the juice of food. Sari-sari food is what will be absorbed by the body. When the food consumed is rich in carbohydrates and fats, at least 2 hours of time it takes to grind the meal until it turns into a starch of food.
This grinding process requires a small supply of blood vessels. That is why after eating, activities that require a lot of blood vessel supply such as exercise should be avoided.
When people sleep under 2 hours after eating, the digestive tract has not had time to grind the food. The effect occurs digestive tract disorders and absorption of body nutrients.
Food consumed did not produce the energy needed by the body.
Negative effects immediately sleep after Suhoor
1. Fat accumulationA study revealed a person with a family history of fat ancestry, if he went to sleep after the meal, the risk of overweight or obesity will be doubled.
If you eat fatty foods or foods with the process of frying, this will further aggravate health.
At the time we sleep, the body only needs a little energy so that the food consumed is not used and will buried into fat.
Jeremy Barnes, professor of Missouri State University, explains that when people sleep, there is an increase in grehlin hormone levels. The effect of this hormone increase is that people will feel more hungry when they wake up.
If you run a diet like this during fasting, weight will be difficult to go down.
2. Increased stomach acidThe process of food digestion involves food. So every time a food enters the body, stomach acid increases.
If the food is not completely ground, gastric acid can irritate the stomach wall.
Symptoms of pain around the pit of the stomach or upper left abdomen. Can also cause a sensation of heat in the chest.
For those who have a history of heartburn, should avoid sleeping habits after meal.
3. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) or acid reflux of the stomachAcid reflux occurs because the valve between the stomach and the esophagus does not close completely.
This is usually caused by the influence of gravity that is the change of position. The supine position can cause a food that has not been completely digested to turn from the stomach into the esophagus.
This food brings with it stomach acid, so the presence of stomach acid in the esophagus can cause irritation, even injury.
The heat in the chest, hot throat, nausea, belching and bitter mouth are symptoms that indicate the presence of reflux. Obviously this makes the discomfort when fasting.
GERD can be prevented by waiting for the perfect digestible food first, before bed.
4. Subscribe to the digestive tractNormally, human gastric emptying takes about two hours after eating. However, lying down while sleeping can inhibit the process of emptying the stomach.
If this continues to occur then indigestion such as diarrhea or constipation can occur, especially what type of food that enters the stomach.
At mealtime, foods rich in fat, sugar and caffeine should be avoided in the menu dawn. Expand the consumption of fruits and vegetables for the process of digestion smoothly.
5. Heart Attack (Stroke)Heart attack is the most feared condition of people. Heart attacks occur due to blockage or bleeding.
Heart attacks as a result of blockage often occur because of sleeping habits after eating.
When sleeping, blood flow to the brain must be maintained as needed. If the stomach is engaged in grinding food, the blood supply will be divided.
In the long run, if these habits continue to occur, the brain can be deprived of oxygen and heart attacks occur.
It is sometimes difficult to hold drowsiness at the time of dawn. However, there is no harm in holding back a little sleep for the sake of long-term health.