for acid reflux--sleep on right or left side?

ive heard one way leads the acid to your throat while the other to your stomach.

please, answers with knowledge or personal experience only. any other tips with be great!


6 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Eat your big meal at lunch instead of at dinnertime.

    Eat at least two to three hours before lying down. Eliminate late-night snacking.

    Avoid foods that are known to lead to heartburn.

    Sleep with your head and shoulder on an incline.

    Make sure your bed clothes are loose-fitting.

    Sleep on your left side. Studies have shown that this position aids digestion and helps with the removal of stomach acid. Sleeping on the right side has been shown to worsen heartburn.

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  • 3 years ago


    Source(s): Eliminate Heartburn In Weeks -
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  • Terri
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    You need to talk to another doctor. Preferably a Gastoenterologist. I suffered from the same thing for years. Reflux can lead to an erosion of the esophagus. Also to a condition called Barretts Esophagus which is precancerous. I have been taking daily meds for almost 2 years now. No more symptoms.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago


    If you are a acid reflux (GERD) sufferer you can find useful information on this site

    They teach a natural method about how to get rid of your acid reflux. It worked for me.

    I hope it helps

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    try not to eat after 6:00 of 7:00 that works better

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  • 1 decade ago

    It is best to sleep on your back elevated with a pillow. THis is the best way to do it. Good luck..

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