Waking up with a bloated stomach is definitely the worst feeling. But before considering it as PMS or gas, understand that it can also be a side effect of other conditions like diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, or a food allergy or intolerance. The easy ways of fixing are listed below.
Avoid having dinner on your bed as it is difficult to sit with proper posture on bed. Sit upright when you eat so if you do swallow excess air. This encourages the gas to go up and out versus down and in.
Avoid taking vitamin supplement before you go to bed. Since our body has trouble digesting sugar alcohols, additives, and fillers found in some supplements, our gut bacteria have more time to feast on them and produce gas.
Peppermint helps to relax the gastrointestinal tract and alleviate bloating. But go for natural ways of consuming it instead of sucking on peppermint candies or chewing gum because they may be loaded with sugar alcohols, which the bacteria in the small bowel ferments to produce gas and bloating.
Gently massaging your stomach in bed may actually help move things along overnight. It increases your motility to move your hands along your gastrointestinal tract,
Reach out to our nutritionist to learn more about how you can reduce belly bloat while you sleep. Also, get a customized diet plan based on your preferences to lead a healthy life.