If you suffer heartburn at night you are not alone, 80% of heartburn sufferers report that night-time is the most common time for an attack. If you are waking with a bitter taste in your mouth, burning in your chest and with a sore throat and cough you need to take action. Heartburn at night robs you of the deep sleep that rejuvenates your body so you are probably waking in the morning feeling fatigued. Try these tips tonight to start fighting back and relieving your acid reflux.
Foods or beverages that you had consumed during dinner could trigger your heartburn symptoms. Avoid your heartburn triggers.
Having excess acid in your stomach is one of the most common reasons that stomach acid will make its way back up past your LES. Food is the most likely culprit in this scenario. Excess acid can be caused by overeating, or by certain types of food.
Examples of foods and beverages that can trigger heartburn are coffee (including decaf), alcohol, fatty foods, caffeinated beverages and foods, onions, peppermint, chocolate (yes, ladies – chocolate!), citrus fruits or juices, and tomatoes. If you aren’t sure what your heartburn triggers are, try keeping a food diary for a week or two.
You know that burning sensation you get after a huge meal – it begins in the upper abdomen, behind the breastbone, and makes your chest feel like it’s on fire. The burning and pain may travel from your diaphragm all the way to your throat, and maybe you have a sour taste and the sensation of food re-entering your mouth – That’s Heartburn! So to avoid getting that unpleasant heartburn that could upset your sleep, avoid overeating. Keep your dinner meal simple and small servicing.
Try this natural remedy – chicory. You can get chicory tea or buy the root at your grocery store. The root is great mixed in with soups or on salads and the tea is very soothing. This root helps lessen the chances that you will have an attack from heart burn and allows you to eat foods without having to worry about what kind of effect it will have on you.
Unmanaged stress is known to raise blood pressure and cause heartburn. More serious ailments include the increased potential of heart disease, cancer and depression. It’s amazing what having too much on your plate can do! There are some things in life that you just can’t eliminate – like work or certain appointments – but that is no excuse to let your stress levels go uncontrolled. Manage well your stress level will certainly help to control your heartburn flareup.
Ginger ale or as it was originally called Ginger Beer is a good way to get your ginger requirement. A 12 oz glass works wonders for easing your heartburn. The problem is that you have to be sure it is made with real ginger not artificially flavorings. To be sure you are getting the “real” thing, you probably need to buy it in a health food store. Alternative, you could make your very own “real” ginger juice if you have the time to do so. It is certainly going to be much better than the ones you get from stores.
Apple cider vinegar can be a weird thing to consider as one of the natural remedies for heartburn. Contrary to what most think, apple cider vinegar is actually great against heartburn. The cider has just the right type of acid that help in breaking down foods in your stomach to help with the digestion.
Be sure to try out the above natural remedies if you are experiencing that unpleasant heartburn symptoms now. You would be in for a surprise on how effective they are.