Happy Thanksgiving & The Thanksgiving “Sleep” Myth Debunked?

Hola Todos!

I hope we all have a fun, safe, and thankful (I have much to be thankful this year) Thanksgiving holiday.

The nugget for the day is tryptophan (pronounced trip-teh-fan); an amino acid found in turkey that gets converted in the brain to serotonin. Serotonin is a hormone that is responsible for increased wellbeing, happiness, relaxation, and sleep, hence the Thanksgiving “Turkey makes me sleepy” myth made famous in a Seinfeld episode where Jerry wanted his girlfriend to go to sleep so him, George, and Elaine could play with her collection of old toys.

The post below (click here), attempts to debunk this myth of tryptophan.

Enjoy!

Dr. Dan-o

 

 

 

 

 

 

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