Do you feel the burn?
By “burn” I mean heartburn, the most common backlash of GERD (or gastroesophageal reflux), which literally flows back and bites you right in the esophagus where there is no protective lining. Roughly 15-million people in the U.S. struggle with heartburn discomfort every single day, according to research from gastroenterologists at New York University’s Langone Medical Center. But the good news is you can put out the fire using antacids along with these tried and tested heartburn treatments…
The most common signal of heartburn is a acidic sensation right behind the breastbone that intensifies as stomach acid lurches back up into the esophagus. Sadly, if you’re trying to catch some much needed shut eye, often lying prone to sleep only makes heartburn worse.
Sure, you can try lying in the fetal position (on your side), which is a known sleeping position for forcing stomach acid downwards thanks to gravity. You can also invest in a wedge pillow to elevate your head so that gravity can keep stomach acid down deep in the tummy where it belongs.