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How to Sleep After Vomiting? Recover Tips

When you vomit, it squeezes internally, making your body weak. At this time, the question arises, “How to Sleep After Vomiting?”

In this blog, I am going to explain how you can sleep comfortably after vomiting.

So let’s begin. 

How to Sleep After Vomiting

Here are certain tips you can follow to go to sleep after vomiting: 

Rehydrate yourself:- One of the biggest mistakes a person may make just after vomiting is drinking coffee or sugary substances. When you vomit, you lose water from your body, which makes you dehydrated. Drinking ginger tea, electrolytes, and coconut water helps solve the problem of dehydration.

Rest in an Elevated Position: After vomiting, acid reflux is common, but when you rest in an elevated position, it reduces the chances of acid reflux.

You can add a pillow below your neck to rest in an elevated position.

Fresh Air: Open the doors and windows for proper ventilation. There are chances. When fresh air passes, it fades any lingering odors and helps to maintain sound sleep.

Avoid heavy meals: After vomiting, it’s important to avoid spicy and heavy foods because they can exacerbate vomiting.

Practice Relaxation Techniques: After vomiting, our minds get disturbed, and to solve this, you need to practice certain meditation techniques like deep breathing and progressive stretching to relax your body. 

Sleep in a recliner: If you’re not comfortable sleeping flat, then a recliner can also be a good option because it reduces the chances of acid reflux.

Medication: If possible, take medicines suggested by doctors, as they help you rest well and sleep better.

Make a comfortable sleep environment: Make sure your room is clean and dark before bed. It helps you sleep in less time.

Sleeping in a recliner: We included this point above, but it is still one of the best ways to avoid acid reflux. Instead of sleeping in a straight position on a bed, it’s better to sleep in a recliner.

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Foods to avoid at night to sleep after vomiting

After vomiting, you have to maintain a disciplined diet for a few hours so that your digestive system gets adjusted. Here is a list of foods you should avoid just after vomiting.

Spicy Foods: Foods that are loaded with spices, like buffalo wings and Five Alarm Chili, should be avoided just after vomiting. Even people eat curry just after vomiting, but you should avoid it as much as possible.

Citrus Fruits: Citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruit should be avoided just after vomiting because they may cause acid reflux.

Caffeinated Beverages: People feel low just after vomiting, and instead of drinking electrolytes, they opt for caffeinated beverages like coffee or tea, which is not good just before bed.

Drinking caffeinated beverages may disturb your sleep pattern, so it’s better to avoid them.

Creamy foods: foods like heavy cheese and rich desserts are hard to digest, which is why it is better to avoid them for 2–3 days.

Alcohol: After vomiting, your stomach needs to reset, and liquids like alcohol may cause discomfort to your stomach lining.

General Tips to Recover Just After Vomiting

tips to recover after vomiting

No doubt, vomiting disturbs a person internally as well as externally, but you can fix it by following simple tips.

Drinking fluids: When a person vomits, it loses liquid from its body, and drinking fluids helps it recover faster.

You can drink ORS (oral rehydration solution), which has a mixture of fluids and electrolytes.

Another most recommended drink is coconut water because it also contains electrolytes like sodium, magnesium, and potassium.

Maintain Good Hygiene: Just after vomiting, it’s important to keep a distance from your near and dear ones if vomiting happens due to an infectious illness.

Avoid fast food: Generally, fast foods are prepared with lots of preservatives and unhealthy materials, which our stomachs find hard to digest.

In my case, whenever I eat fast food, my stomach goes bad. So always try to avoid fast food as much as possible.

Things that cause vomiting at night

Do you know that when you vomit at night, it is also known as “nocturnal vomiting, here are some reasons why vomiting happens at night? 

Gastroenteritis: When a viral bacteria enters our stomach, it causes inflammation of the stomach. Also, note that this infection can be transmitted via contaminated foods or water.

Food poisoning: Food is also another way harmful bacteria and viruses enter our bodies. Most of the time, these foods are fast foods or foods with a short shelf life.

Overeating: Everybody likes tasty foods, but sometimes they may create nightmares without a nap. Overeating, especially just before bed, can cause discomfort and vomiting.

Migraines: Sometimes migraines can also cause discomfort in the stomach, which leads to nausea or vomiting at night.

Psychological factors: Psychological factors like anxiety and stress also contribute to symptoms like nausea and vomiting.


Is it OK to sleep after vomiting?

Yes, it is OK to go to sleep after vomiting.

What to do after vomiting at night

Avoid eating any kind of food just after vomiting, and after that, you can eat bland foods.

What helps soothe nausea after vomiting?

Drinking liquids like ORS and eating bland foods soothe vomiting.

Can I drink water after vomiting?

Yes, you can drink water and other liquids, like coconut water, after vomiting.

Conclusion on How to Sleep After Vomiting

Sleeping after vomiting is a little bit of a hard task because our body loses electrolytes. In this situation, you have to first maintain hydration by drinking liquids like water, ORS, and coconut water.

To avoid any acid reflux, sleep on a recliner, or you can also use 3–4 pillows so that your upper body gets elevated.

Overall, you can sleep well after vomiting, but you need to follow certain points.

Thanks for reading, and stay healthy.

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Hello, fitness freaks! I am Saif, a professional Taekwondo athlete and black belt holder (Dan 1). I started my athletic career in 2018 and had 5 years of experience as a martial artist. My expertise is to provide advice on nutrition, rest, recovery, a balanced diet, injury prevention, and other aspects of mind-body connection.

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