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Gastric and cannot sleep well

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: November 13, 2020 9:56 AM

Anonymous 3 months

I am woman 25 years old, its already a week i cannot sleep properly… Sometimes cannot sleep, sometimes can sleep around 2 or 3 hours… My eyes really sleepy but i cannot fall into deep sleep… I also got gastric attack…

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 3 months
General Practitioner

Hello, thank you for asking.
The answer is a general description of the problem you’re having. Please click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with us.

Avoid the nuisance stomach problems with the right care for your digestive system

Based on the above information, we understand your concern about the problem you’re having. For your information, gastric pain happen when the pressure in your stomach increases, causing acid and stomach contents to be pushed into the esophagus hence causing symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and bloating.

There are medicines that can be given to counteract and neutralizes the stomach acid. However, medication alone is not enough. Changes and adaptation needs to be done through your eating routine and lifestyle. These includes:

  • raise your head position while you sleep
  • reduce caffeinated and carbonated drinks
  • reduce spicy foods
  • divide food in small and large quantities (> 3 times a day)
  • avoid eating before going to bed (at least 3 hours)

In the meantime, if you have any of the following symptoms, it is advisable to consult your doctor immediately.

  • appetite decreases
  • weight loss
  • pale, tired
  • vomiting
  • spitting blood or defecating blood

To know more about the cause of the problem you are facing, more information is needed before a conclusion can be drawn. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you refer this problem to your doctor. Please click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with us in person online. Thank you

Talk to a gastroenterologist to address your stomach problems and get their expert opinion.

Last Updated: Fri Nov 13 2020 09:56:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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