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What can I do to avoid heartburn at night?

To avoid heartburn at night, you need to control your evening portions, and you should stop eating at least three hours before bed for ideal digestion. Watch as surgery specialist James Rosser Jr., MD, shares some tips to avoid nighttime heartburn.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
It is not uncommon for people with gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) to experience heartburn at night. Try shifting your dinner hour up to avoid eating within 3 hours before bedtime and don't lie down after meals. Try elevating the head of your bed with 2, 10-inch blocks to use the power of gravity to keep acid down and sleep on your left side versus the right to relieve pressure off the gastro-esophageal junction.

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