A bitter taste in the mouth, a chronic cough, sore throat, fatigue ... if you're waking every morning with these symptoms of nighttime heartburn, you want relief.
Millions experience heartburn and the more serious condition gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) daily. And research shows that nighttime heartburn affects nearly four out of five of heartburn sufferers -- disturbing sleep and impairing their ability to function the next day.
If you're one of the 40 million Americans who have heartburn symptoms at
least once a week -- or even among the 60 million more who have heartburn
symptoms at least once a month -- you're probably always looking for new ways
to relieve that acid reflux.
Even if your heartburn symptoms aren't severe and frequent enough to require
prescription medication, you can still get a lot of help in managing your acid
reflux from your local pharmacist. Pharmacists are savvy about not only
SOURCES: American Gastroenterological Association: "Nighttime Heartburn." WebMD Feature: "Tips for Sleep Without Heartburn." WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Heartburn - Prevention." WebMD: The Magazine Feature: "Severe Heartburn? It May Be GERD." WebMD Medical Reference provided in collaboration with The Cleveland Clinic: "Digestive Diseases: Preventing and Managing Heartburn."