• Question: Why do do you feel sick in the morning before breakfast?

    Asked by 10lakmatb to Hannah, Ian, Jono, Mark on 26 Jun 2013.
    • Photo: Hannah Brotherton

      Hannah Brotherton answered on 26 Jun 2013:

      Hi 10lakmatb,
      It can be because your body hasn’t eaten for over 12 hours (if you last had dinner about 6 pm the day before). So it it telling you to eat something quickly to get energy in you.

      Also our blood sugar levels are really low, and this is why we feel faint. Because our body has not energy.

      This is why people think it is dangerous to go running or do exercise before you eat….because you are exercising on nothing!


    • Photo: Mark Hodson

      Mark Hodson answered on 26 Jun 2013:

      Hi 10lakmatb,

      it could be for all sorts of reasons and if you feel sick regularly before breakfast you might want to talk to a doctor.

      I usually feel sick before breakfast if I’m really tired.



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      Ian Wilson answered on 26 Jun 2013:

      Hi 10lakmatb,

      That’s down to you not having eaten for so long. You probably eat your dinner at, what, 6 or 7 o’clock in the evening? So, when you wake up, it’s been at least 12 hours since you’ve eaten. Your blood sugar levels start to drop, which makes you feel woozy and sick. Also, the acid in your stomach starts attacking your stomach lining, which makes you feel hungry and ill at the same time. All of this together can make for a pretty unpleasant start to the day 🙁



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      Jono Bone answered on 27 Jun 2013:

      Hi 10lakmatb,

      In my case its normally because I drank to many beers the night before. It is probably due to hunger. The same may hold true about thirst, which can also cause nausea. On the other hand, eating too close before bed can also cause you to experience nausea in the morning.