Avoid Alcohol: Another big no-no is drinking alcohol. If you are suffering from nighttime acid reflux, let me ask you a question: do you drink alcohol with your dinner? If yes, then that is what is obviously causing this problem! While you may be otherwise fine with drinking less than four ounces of alcohol per day, continuing with your drinking habits makes no sense if you have already been diagnosed with acid reflux. After all, alcohol only increases the amount of acid in your stomach, just in case you didn’t know.
Change Your Eating and Sleeping Habits: If you neither smoke nor drink and yet are suffering from heartburn issues, then maybe it is time to change your eating habits. Do you go to bed immediately after eating a large meal? If yes, then this can definitely cause acid reflux problems, since when you lie down, the acid is traveling upwards from the stomach to your throat. One of the obvious solutions to this problem is to break down your meal into two unequal portions, eat the bigger sized meal at least six hours before dinner, and having the smaller meal on your dinner table. Eating a small meal before bedtime ensures that your metabolism remains at a high level, your blood sugar level remains normal and you don’t feel like falling asleep all too soon. Yet another thing you can do to minimize your stomach acid problems is to elevate the height of your bed’s headrest.
Lose Weight: If you are struggling with weight gain then it is only natural that you would suffer from acid reflux problems too (you are lucky if you don’t). Yes, believe it or not, it is true that overweight and obese people are more prone to stomach acid attacks than others. Trying out the natural remedies mentioned above or even using prescription drugs won’t be of much use if you don’t make an effort to lose weight fast. The portion control tip mentioned above: that of breaking down your meal into smaller parts, applies to weight loss as much as it does to getting rid of heartburn. Along with that, you would want to avoid alcohol, junk and fatty foods, sugar and carbonated soft drinks, etc.
As you can see, it is not hard to get rid of acid reflux problems at all. Moreover, the good news is that you don’t need to spend money on prescription drugs for this purpose either; by using some good old natural remedies and changing your lifestyle habits you can make acid reflux go away forever! If you need more information on how to cure acid reflux, [adrotate banner="6"]