How to Treat Morning Stomach Ache

Waking up with or because of a stomach upset is not a thing anyone will wish for, but at times it just happens. From a personal experience the pain is just half of the torment, the other half is the feeling of helplessness you become soaked in, especially when it’s very early hours of the morning and the drug stores are not yet opened or are very far away.

Mentioned in this article are some of the simplest things you can do and some of the foods you can eat to easily remedy a morning stomach upset.

1. Visit the bathroom

If you woke up with a stomach upset, the next place to be is the bathroom. According to Dr. Steven Fleisher of the Center for Digestive Disease at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, waking up with an abdominal pain could be a ‘Sign of Irritable Bowel Syndrome’ and could probably be an indicator to “your digestive system trying to kick-start after a night of sleeping”. So he opined that once you are able to “have a bowel movement” the pain should subside.

2. Drink chamomile tea

Chamomile tea is also on the list of things trying to relieve a morning cramp. Researchers have explained that stomach aches can be triggered by an inflammation of the lining of the stomach which may be as a result of gastritis. So, the chamomile tea serves as an anti-inflammatory drug, thereby relaxing the lining of the stomach tract and easing you of any abdominal pain you may be feeling.

3. Rice water

This has also been reported to work in a similar manner the chamomile tea works, but the rice water here is said to act as a “demulcent- (a substance that relieves inflammation by forming a sort of soothing barrier over a membrane”. So, to use this step, you will have to cook your rice with twice the amount of water you usually use and when the rice is almost done cooking, drain the excess water into a cup and drink, you can also add a teaspoon of honey (if you have).

4. Lemon

Lemons have been known to be of the natural means for remedying a morning stomach upset. By virtue of the ascorbic acid in lemons, they are known to kill harmful bacteria in the stomach that may be causing you a stomach upset.

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