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Why is it that when I sleep I wake up in the middle of the night with sharp feeling hart pains?

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Dr. Louise Andrew
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Acid indigestion

Most often this is caused by acid coming up from stomach into throat because you are lying flat.
Cut down on all caffeine, alcohol, and any fatty foods after dinner and prop yourself up on pillows or put blocks under the head of the bed so the stomach acid can go downhill where it won't hurt you instead of up. Take an antacid at bedtime and whenever you wake up at night. If no help, see doc.

In brief: Acid indigestion

Most often this is caused by acid coming up from stomach into throat because you are lying flat.
Cut down on all caffeine, alcohol, and any fatty foods after dinner and prop yourself up on pillows or put blocks under the head of the bed so the stomach acid can go downhill where it won't hurt you instead of up. Take an antacid at bedtime and whenever you wake up at night. If no help, see doc.
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