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Doctor insights on: Acid Reflux In Babies And Sleeping

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My infant has a mild case of acid reflux. Is it safe to let her sleep regularly in a rocker sleeper due to its incline?

My infant has a mild case of acid reflux. Is it safe to let her sleep regularly in a rocker sleeper due to its incline?

Yes: Elevation will help her reflux. Rocking or movement might make it worse. If you are not noticing an increase in symptoms, there is no need to make changes. Most babies have some reflux. All the best. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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Can having acid reflux lead to sleep apnea?

Can having acid reflux lead to sleep apnea?

Not likely.: Not likely. However, the opposite is a real possibility. The negative pressures present when one is struggling to take a breath can lead to bringing up acid from the stomach. ...Read more

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Is choking in my sleep from acid reflux common?

Is choking in my sleep from acid reflux common?

Nocturnal GERD: This phenomenon is not uncommon but can portend severe consequences. You probably need a 24 hr ph study and maybe in association with esophageal manometry. You may need a scope. Please see you primary for a referral. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid getting acid reflux when i sleep?

What can I do to avoid getting acid reflux when i sleep?

Elevated head: You should be on medication such as Protonix (pantoprazole) and proton pump inhibitor such as protonix (pantoprazole). Do not drink caffinated beverages before going to bed. Watch choclate, fatty foods etc. Elevate head of bed by using a couple of pillows. ...Read more

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How can I be sure if I am experiencing silent acid reflux while sleeping?

How can I be sure if I am experiencing silent acid reflux while sleeping?

Testing: A few things, one test that is often done by pulmonary physicians or ENT is a camera looking at your vocal cords. Acid reflux during sleep often goes all the way up to level of vocal cords and causes changes there. There is another testing that GI doctor does called a ph study or acid study. They put a probe down your nose into your stomach and it monitors acid production over time for 24-48hrs. ...Read more

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I believe my daughter is experiencing the 4 mon sleep regression, but I also feel that she is exhibiting acid reflux symptoms during sleep as well. ?

I believe my daughter is experiencing the 4 mon sleep regression, but I also feel that she is exhibiting acid reflux symptoms during sleep as well. ?

Maybe and maybe not: You could try holding her in a more upright position as you feed her and do not put her on her back right after you feed her. That would make it more difficult for stomach contents to come back up the esophagus after she swallows. If she cries a lot just after feeding that might indicate that some acid from the stomach has come up to her mouth. Is she gaining weight appropriately? If so, good. ...Read more

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I cannot sleep properly due to severe acid reflux. What can be done?

I cannot sleep properly due to severe acid reflux. What can be done?

Treated GERD: The quick answer is treating gerd. This can be behavioral or medical. If it is very severe and not responsive to these treatments there is very effective surgery (major surgery) that helps. Make sure reflux isn't being caused by foods or medications that you may have control over. ...Read more

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Acid reflux (felt in neck) is almost always present after not getting much sleep the night before. What's the connection?

Stress: The lack of sleep create a stressful situation that will make the body create more acid in the stomach that create More reflux in addition the body in normal stare make three time more acid at night than the day that why people with reflux are more vulnerable while sleeping for reflux injury including aspiration, that why they are advised to sleep with the head up. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more