Answered By: Jeffrey Orrico
Last Updated: Feb 01, 2017     Views: 11

The supposed connection between turkey and sleepiness is now considered a "busted" myth, with multiple other factors involved in post-Thanksgiving dinner drowsiness.  Among others, consider these articles:

Facts About Holiday Turkey, by Melissa Conrad Stoppler, MD. 2011 - http://www.emedicinehealth.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=55219

Myths about myths about Thanksgiving turkey making you sleepy, by Bora Zivkovic. 2011 - http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/a-blog-around-the-clock/2011/11/23/myths-about-myths-about-thanksgiving-turkey-making-you-sleepy/

Listen Up, Pilgrims: Tryptophan Is Not What's Making You Sleep,  by Don Troop. 2010. Chronicle of Higher Education - http://0-search.ebscohost.com.enterprise.sacredheart.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=55560522&site=ehost-live&scope=site

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