Ask Dr. Mark Babyatsky
Help for Nighttime GERD
— Tony, Arizona
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is caused by the reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus. When you are sitting or standing, the force of gravity reduces reflux, whereas lying down worsens reflux and its associated symptoms. One way to improve GERD during sleep is to elevate the head of your bed at least six inches above the feet with a surgical wedge or wooden boards.
Other measures that can improve GERD when you are sleeping are:
Alok adds: Hv light meal easily digestible in Dinner and hv hearty breakfast.
Do self study and note carefully which items in dinner must hv caused u more trouble and avoid those item in dinner.