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Old 12-31-2009, 07:38 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Just now I had something happen that occurs from time to time and I cannot seem to find out why. Maybe someone out there has an idea.

Sometimes I will take a short nap and when I wake up I am ravenous. I mean hungry to the point that I am shaking and cannot get food down me fast enough.

This happens fairly often. Not every time, but nearly so. The strange thing about it is that this situation bears no relationship to when or how much food I have eaten.

For instance, I can have a very large meal. Lay down on the couch for a few minutes, fall asleep and even if I am asleep only 10 or 15 minutes IMMEDIATELY AFTER A BIG MEAL - I will wake up so ravenous that I feel as though I have not eaten for days.

Honestly, I am so hungry that I am almost frantic.

This does not occur when I wake up in the morning after sleeping through the night. In fact, as a rule, I do not eat in the morning because the idea of food does not appeal to me. There are some days, (on my days off) when I will wake up naturally at 10 am or so and often on those days, I will not eat my first bite of food until after 3 pm.

But when I am asleep for 10 or 15 or 20 minutes, even after stuffing myself I am so hungry that I cannot see straight.

This just happened to me a few minutes ago and it prompted me to write this post. It seems so strange. Does anybody know why this could possibly happen?

20yrsinBranson

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Old 12-31-2009, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Mayberry
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I get that too, must be a blood sugar thing that happens.
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I have had this happen to me, my hands will shake as well. I worried I might be diabetic but I had my blood sugar tested and it was normal. Its weird though. My daughter knows not to stand between me and the refrigerator after a nap.
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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I do that as well. Every day is different, drives me crazy. Try to eat regularly, six small meals a day no matter what, healthy food and see what happens.
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Old 12-31-2009, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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interesting.
if there is no physical explanation (although i imagine there is), maybe it's psychological / emotional / body memory, etc. ... from babyhood?
after a baby wakes up from a nap, doesn't he/she get fed right away?
just the first thought that came to me.
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Old 01-01-2010, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Are you eating a lot of sugary stuff? If so, that'll do it every time.

Try eating some protiens before lying down and see if that helps.

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Old 01-01-2010, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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You may be making a spurious connection between the short nap and the hunger. One is not necessarily the cause of the other -- they are probably both caused by the same thing, such as a blood-sugar crash.
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Old 01-01-2010, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I have had this happen to me, my hands will shake as well. I worried I might be diabetic but I had my blood sugar tested and it was normal. Its weird though. My daughter knows not to stand between me and the refrigerator after a nap.
My wife recently tested "normal" too but she got a blood-sugar meter for the hell of it anyway. Even though she tested normal and she doesn't get unusually high blood-sugar readings (which is what they usually test for), she does get unusually low blood-sugar readings (which often isn't caught by diabetes testing). So it could be possible that you're having trouble regulating your blood sugar without being strictly diabetic.
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Old 01-01-2010, 07:16 AM
 
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I crave sweets whenever I get up from a nap.
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Old 01-01-2010, 12:50 PM
 
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Are you diabetic? If not, or if you don't know: have you had you blood glucose levels tested recently for possible diabetes?

Might be a good time for a physical.
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