It’s best to eat several small meals instead of two or three large meals.
After you eat, wait 2 to 3 hours before you lie down. Late-night snacks aren't a good idea.
If you get heartburn at night, raise the head of your bed 6 in. (15 cm) to 8 in. (20 cm) by putting the frame on blocks or placing a foam wedge under the head of your mattress. (Adding extra pillows does not work.)
Do not wear tight clothing around your middle.
Lose weight if you need to. Losing just 5 to 10 pounds can help.
Be careful when lifting and bending. Bending over tends to increase the amount of stomach acid that can get into your esophagus. When lifting, bend your knees-rather than bending over-to avoid putting more pressure on your stomach.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 14, 2014
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