3. Don’t lay down flat – lift your upper body higher.
Lying flat in bed is not the best option when your stomach aches. In this position, your throat and stomach are at the same level, and stomach acids can easily flow up and cause heartburn. Either sit up in bed when you’re not sleeping or use a very high pillow during the night. Lift your head and upper body at 6-10 in.
The squatting position has been acknowledged as the best one to clear out your bowels. You elevate your feet and the stool passes easily in an angle similar to squatting.
4. Try following the BRAT diet.
BRAT stands for bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. All these foods have one thing in common: they’re bland and quite easy on the stomach.
If you experience severe symptoms of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and indigestion, you should first quit eating food for some time. Then you can start eating BRAT products in small amounts. Don’t forget to drink lots of liquids – preferably water, chicken broth, and apple juice. Other bland foods to try are crackers, boiled potatoes, oatmeal, and herbal teas.