Tackling the cause of your acid reflux in the day will improve your symptoms at night, but there are things you can do specifically before going to bed.

  • Stop eating at least three to four hours before bed to give your food time to make its way through your digestive system before you lay down.
  • Raise the end of your bed by 10 to 20cms so your head and chest are higher than your waist – this stops stomach acid travelling up your throat.

You should also avoid drinking fizzy drinks and alcohol before bed, where you can.

If the symptoms of acid reflux are stopping you from getting a good night’s sleep, speak to our team of trained healthcare providers for help finding a suitable treatment.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Jan 06, 2022 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Jan 06, 2022 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm