If you found that at one time you suffer from the occasional bout of heartburn, but now this seems to happen more often, then it may be that you actually have acid reflux. Heartburn, indigestion, acid reflux, and gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) are all very similar in nature, but they are generally treated in different ways. One thing they do all have in common is that the symptoms of each of these problems tend to get worse at night. Continue reading
A baby reflux wedge is a pillow that helps maintain a baby’s position while sleeping. An upright position makes it more difficult for milk or other liquids/food to travel back up from the stomach into the throat and chest causing acid reflux. Continue reading
Have you ever been jolted from your sleep in the middle of the night with heartburn so bad that it made you sick? If you are like thousands of others and suffer from acid reflux, you know it is worse when you lie down. The reason behind this is that acid reflux is the back up of the contents of the stomach into your esophagus. When this happens either you will get heartburn or chest pain that feels like you are having a heart attack.
The reason this happens more at night is you are lying in bed and the contents of the stomach are free to come right on up to the esophagus. There is no gravity for it to fight. There are doctors who have recommended elevating the head of your bed and sleeping on an acid reflux pillow wedge. Continue reading