Nutritionists say that you should wait about three hours between your last meal and taking a siesta to allow digestion to occur so the contents of your stomach can move into your small intestine. I feel like curling up on the couch after my Thanksgiving feast to catch a few winks, but this has nothing to do with the tryptophan in the bird, as this effect stems from consuming a lot of carbs and calories in a short time, as that takes a toll on your body. Why did I eat all of that stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce? The simple answer is that it all tasted so good and it was the best meal I are all year. I hope that everyone enjoyed their holiday as much as I did.