Feeling nauseous and ‘liable to vomiting’ even at the slightest provocation in the morning, is what a pregnant mother expects. All the kiths and kins start to rally around, thinking about the well-being of the expectant mothers.
But, all that glitters is not always gold!
What if one experience the same without being pregnant?
A fine difference first entails to be sorted out. Women without being pregnant can also feel morning sickness, but in this case, it’s called morning nausea.
[P.S. This can happen to a man too!]
Despite having a perfectly good night’s sleep, generally, women wake up with overwhelmingly nauseated, dizzy feeling. Going by the following hours, the vomit reflex goes off the chart.
So, if you are one of them and infrequently experiencing it, here are the following reasons behind this non-pregnancy morning sickness:
Acid reflux/ indigestion can be a culprit
You might have heartburn and discomfort in the upper abdomen as you leave your bed and get off to the washroom. These are the subtle symptoms of acid reflux.
Acid reflux usually happens when you sleep, and the lower oesophageal sphincter fails to perform in a right way. Here’s when the content inside the stomach tends to revert to your throat in the morning, giving you an obnoxiously nauseating feeling.
Blame your metabolism
Metabolism is one word that gets talked a lot when it comes to fitness and weight loss. However, you can effortlessly blame your metabolism power if you face unpleasant morning sickness often.
Women and men around their mid-30s usually start encountering poor metabolism and hence face the consequence in the morning. To keep your metabolism not-so-cranky, try burning out more calories over the course of a day.
Growing anxiety is another agent
Some funny man once said, ‘if anxiety and stress could burn calories, many would have been supermodels burning the ramps around the globe’.
Sadly, it’s not true!
People take a lot of stress and successfully burn their intestinal membrane. Depression or even anxieties are one of the leading causes of constant morning-specific queasiness.
Moreover, improper sleep is another factor that silently contributes to this symptom.
Over-the-counter NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
Certain over-the-counter medicines lead to this morning madness (to be exact!). Presence of drugs like morphine, oxycodone, and several other opioids contribute largely.
That’s why if someone consumes an NSAID in empty stomach, they experience stomach irritation accompanied with nausea.
Low blood sugar
Low blood sugar/hypoglycaemia can also cause morning nausea. Hypoglycaemic patients should never keep their stomach empty. However, it’s not feasible to eat while one is sleeping. That’s to do away with nauseated feeling in the early hours, make breakfast the first thing (sometimes even before the brushing ritual).
Several other issues like gastritis or even pancreatitis can also be responsible for inducing this morning nausea.
So, if you encounter this often, better don’t neglect further and visit a general physician. By a proper line of diagnosis, a doctor will guide you with appropriate medication and healthy lifestyle (may take the aid of surgical options too). Fret not! Have a good morning!