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Some tips to stop heartburn at night

1. Prop Yourself Up for Better Sleep
Heartburn waking you up at night? Lying down makes it easier for stomach acids to splash up into your esophagus. To keep acid down, use gravity. Place an extra pillow or two under your shoulders or use a wedge-shaped pillow to prop yourself up. Not enough? Boost the head of your bed 6-8 inches with wood blocks secured under the bedposts. Sleeping on your left side can also help digestion.

2. Eat Earlier to Ease Heartburn at Night
Going to bed on a full stomach increases your risk of nighttime heartburn. A full stomach puts pressure on the valve at the top of the stomach, which is supposed to keep stomach acid from leaking into the esophagus. So eat at least two to three hours before bedtime to give your stomach time to empty. Try early dinners and avoiding snacks at night.

3. Eat Earlier to Ease Heartburn at Night
Going to bed on a full stomach increases your risk of nighttime heartburn. A full stomach puts pressure on the valve at the top of the stomach, which is supposed to keep stomach acid from leaking into the esophagus. So eat at least two to three hours before bedtime to give your stomach time to empty. Try early dinners and avoiding snacks at night.

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