can a nervous stomach wake you up in the middle of the night? I am and have always had a nervous stomach, but it seems to be more noticeable in the winter months when the stomach viruses go around. I am petrified of getting a stomach virus and have trouble dealing with my own two children when they get sick. Last night I woke up in the middle of the night with a rumbling stomach and had some diarrhea. I practically passed out. I had myself so worked up over this and could not calm down. What do I do about this and how can I gain control over this fear?