Thursday, November 25, 2010

Turkey Time: the Role of Tryptophan in Sleep and Dreams

Ryan Hurd over at gives us a great post about tryptophan and its effects during the Thanksgiving chow down. Here is a little of what he has to say:
My US readers are preparing for Thanksgiving, the traditional harvest meal to celebrate family and friends. And most of us that sit at the Thanksgiving table will probably want a serious nap after eating. While the tryptophan in turkey is often blamed for this holiday nap effect, actually it’s more complex than that.

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