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Does Eating Turkey Really Make You Sleepy?

TRANSCRIPTAfter Thanksgiving dinner, many people start to feel a little drowsy. Turkey typically gets the blame. It supposedly contains high levels of tryptophan, an amino acid that is sold in a purified form to help people fall asleep.But turkey contains about the same amount of tryptophan as chicken, beef and other meats.If Thanksgiving drowsiness is not about the main course, what is responsible?...

November 20, 2012 — Ferris Jabr

World Changing Ideas 2012

10 innovations that are radical enough to alter our lives

November 14, 2012 — THE EDITORS, Ferris Jabr, Katherine Harmon, Emily Laber-Warren, David Biello, Daisy Yuhas, Adam Piore, Christopher Mims, Marissa Fessenden and John Carey
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