Hungry and sleepy at the same time
If someone is hungry that can bring on unwanted moods, if they are sleepy, that can also trigger extra tension. However, if someone is simultaneously sleepy and tired – which do you fix first!? Image Source
If we are talking about a toddler I think forget the gourmet salad and do a quick sandwich and straight to bed.
With older children or adults try a piece of meat, chicken sandwich, or something high in protein and then encourage rest.
If asked would people rather be hungry or tired I think over the long term, being tired is better initially and you might be able to grab a few moments of shut eye. However, if one is hungry one’s body stops functioning effectively immediately and it out balances the whole human system.
Hunger is able to be fixed quite quickly, however, sleep can take a lot longer. And being hungry will make it harder to sleep and be calm. Nevertheless sometimes kids will scream because they are over hungry and over tired. If you can’t get the toddler to eat…don’t fight it…just let the child rest.