Mornings are the worst in Dysautonomia Discussion Posted June 16 · Report reply I can honestly say that yes mornings are a complete nightmare and I also agree with misseb about evening meals. I have come to the conclusion that eating after 5pm is pointless as it leads to a very poor night and worse morning symptoms. I think the stomach needs to be completely empty or it competes with other systems for blood. Imagine eating a massive dinner- you feel dreadful right? but even some smaller meals eaten too late or eaten at stressful times can be very difficult. I know this as I will forget and eat dinner and dessert and then wonder why I can't sleep and then wake up worse. It doesn't stop the issue though as after a long night of sleep I am like a Zombie and it is dreadful. Heat makes everything worse and we have a heatwave here in the UK just now. Anyone got any tips about the best sleeping position? - I heard lying flat is not recommended as it worsens symptoms in the morning.