Gas formation in the stomach is a normal process of the digestive system. This gas comes out through belching or rectum and it is normal to have gas even at night. On the other hand, if a person has stomach pain along with gas at night or there is no gas discharge, then it can be a matter of concern. IBS, poor diet, celiac disease, etc. can be behind the formation of gas at night. In such a situation, by making some changes in the diet, the condition of the formation of gas at night can be reduced.

Today in this article you will know in detail what is the reason behind the formation of gas at night and how it can be treated -

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  1. Is it normal to have gas at night?
  2. Causes of gas at night
  3. Ways to avoid gas formation at night
  4. Takeaway
Doctors for Gas at night - Causes, and Prevention

Yes, most people pass gas around 600-700 ml and around 14 times per day. Yes, if someone feels that he has frequent belching or frequent gas discharge, then this situation can be called abnormal.

Apart from this, gas can also be formed by eating food just before sleeping at night. On the other hand, if someone lies down immediately after eating, then there may be a problem of indigestion, which can later take the form of gas.

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There can be many reasons behind the formation of gas in the stomach at night, about which we are telling in detail here, and along with it the treatment has also been given -


There are some foods that, if eaten at night, can cause gas in the stomach, such as -

  • Fruits - Apples, Peaches, and Pears
  • Vegetables - Onions, Mushrooms, Black Beans and Brussels Sprouts Broccoli, etc.
  • Foods containing lactose - Milk, Cheese, Ice cream, etc.
  • Beverages - Carbonated drinks, Fruit drinks, and High fructose drinks

Avoid taking these foods at night time.

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Swallow air

Gas can also be formed by getting extra air in the stomach while talking or eating. Excess air can enter the stomach due to the following reasons -

  • Eating or drinking too fast
  • Smoking
  • Constantly chewing gum

Usually, the body expels the extra air through belching, while the remaining air passes through the intestines in the form of gas through the rectum.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects the large and small intestines. Although there is no exact cause of IBS, the following factors can be behind it -

  • Genetic
  • Bad lifestyle
  • Allergies
  • Poor levels of bacteria in the intestines
  • Stress
  • Bad diet

Due to IBS, along with gas, the following symptoms can also be seen -

In general, the symptoms of IBS can be reduced by making some changes in the diet, such as -

  • Eating at the same time every day
  • Eating smaller meals more often instead of eating more at one time
  • Increase liquid intake to improve digestion
  • Abstaining from alcoholcaffeine, and carbonated beverages

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Lactose intolerance

People who have the problem of lactose intolerance may have the following types of problems along with gas -

  • Diarrhea
  • Swelling
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain

Products containing lactose include dairy products such as cheese, yogurt, butter, and some processed foods.

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Food sensitivity

Some people are sensitive to gluten, sulfur, or other substances in foods and beverages that can cause digestive problems. Due to this, there may be a problem of gas formation at night.

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Sometimes eating some medicines can also cause gas problems, such as -

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen
  • Laxative
  • Antifungal
  • Statins

If a person feels that after taking some medicine, he is getting gas at night, then after talking to the doctor, he should take the alternative to that medicine.

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If someone often develops gas at night, then he should keep his distance from the following types of foods -

  • Carbonated drinks
  • Fried foods
  • High-fat foods
  • Sugar

If a person feels that gas is also produced by eating foods with high fiber, then eating such things should be reduced for a few weeks. When the condition becomes normal, then the quantity in the diet should be increased gradually.

In order not to make gas at night, it is necessary to pay attention to the following things -

  • Eating smaller meals more often
  • Reduce the use of chewing gum
  • Don't smoke
  • Avoid drinking beverages through straws
  • Eat and drink comfortably
  • Exercise daily, so that the digestive system is fine
  • Drink more liquid
  • Drink mint tea
  • Don't eat the things that make you gas
  • Have dinner 2-3 hours before sleeping

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There can be many reasons for the formation of gas at night. This is the problem in most cases, but sometimes it can cause severe abdominal pain. In such a situation, the right medicine should be taken by contacting the doctor without delay. Along with this, there is a need to pay attention to some things so that this type of problem does not happen again, like - eating food 2 hours before sleeping at night, avoiding such things which make gas and doing exercise daily.

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