Acid Reflux Remedies To Sleep Through The Night
For the last 10 years of his life, my father had a severe problem with acid reflux, and often found it difficult to sleep through the night. It took us some time and a lot of research, but we finally found some acid reflux remedies that were not extraordinarily expensive and allowed my father to do something that most of us take for granted — to get a good night’s sleep!
The first thing that we found was that the time he last ate was a big indicator as to whether or not he would have a problem with acid reflux throughout the night. If he ate no later than 5 p.m., he did not have a problem at all. He could eat whatever he wanted, as a matter of fact, and of all of the acid reflux remedies, this was the one he most often employed. He liked to be able to eat whatever he liked for dinner and he learned to suck on hard candy or chew gum if he got hungry after dinner.
Another of the acid reflux remedies that we discovered was the wedge pillow, which essentially is a triangular pillow that allowed him to sleep in an elevated position. He was probably at about a 40 degree angle, and because his esophagus and mouth were both higher than his stomach, acid reflux issues were not a problem for him. He would usually employ this particular acid reflux remedy when he knew he was going to have to eat late, such as on holidays and family outings.
One of the acid reflux remedies I remember working the best for my father was when my mother found a diet that prevented him from building up a lot of stomach acid and pretty much nixed acid reflux entirely. It was extremely bland and certainly not one that I would recommend for anyone without the condition, but it worked for him, and eventually, that was the one that he stuck with. I remember asking him one time if he ever missed some of his favorite foods, because my father always liked spicy things, and he said he did, but that the trade-off was not worth it.
Acid reflux remedies can be a big help. I have to say that I have been very fortunate in my life to never suffer from the condition, but in watching my father’s problem with the disease and hearing other accounts from other people, I can only imagine it is very difficult to try to endure on a daily basis.
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