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Health Tip: Don't Let GERD Interrupt Your Sleep

Follow these suggestions to minimize symptoms

(HealthDay News) -- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a gastrointestinal condition that often triggers uncomfortable nighttime heartburn that affects sleep.

The National Sleep Foundation lists these suggestions to help keep GERD under control so you can get a better night's sleep:

  • Don't lie down after eating a big meal.
  • Try to eat smaller meals instead of large ones; practice an upright but relaxed posture as you eat.
  • Try to avoid onions, chocolate and high-fat foods, as well as alcohol.
  • Don't take potassium supplements.
  • Take medications while sitting in an upright position and swallow with a lot of water.


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