Sleep easily after eating
Lying down and sleeping immediately after a meal can easily hurt the lungs, especially the elderly. As the esophagus and gastrointestinal smooth muscle of the elderly have begun to shrink, peristalsis becomes slower, elasticity decreases, food digestion speed slows down, and it is easy to stay. If you lie down immediately after a meal, the food in the stomach can easily flow back into the esophagus, and because the elderly's swallowing function is reduced, the reaction is slow, and the reflux is easily sucked into the lungs, causing pulmonary bacterial infections and even interstitial lungs. Severe fibrosis may cause suffocation.
Therefore, to correct the habit of sleeping when you are full, it is best to sit for a little activity or walk for 15-30 minutes after a meal. When sleeping, you should not use the supine position. You should use the semi-recumbent or right-side position with a slightly raised head to avoid reflux of food into the trachea. When feeding elderly people who have been bedridden due to illness, care should be taken not to allow food to enter the trachea by mistake and cause elderly aspiration pneumonia.