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.
You thought you have a simple case of heartburn, but lately, after adding a
few inches to your waistline, it's more than that: a frequent feeling of pain
under your breastbone; the faint taste of acid on the back of your tongue;
trouble sleeping a few times a week; and problems swallowing.
It happens when you eat too much, when you doze on the couch after dinner,
and when you have too many drinks during cocktail hour. Chowing down a few
slices of pepperoni pizza doesn't seem to be a problem,...
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."