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I usually drink a glass of milk or small cereal before bed. Is this causing acid reflux? If i don't eat before bed i can't sleep. Dairy helps the burn

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Modify ritual

A few sips of milk might ease the discomfort, but taking in any food or volume of fluid before you lay down to sleep aggravates reflux.
The lower esophageal sphincter (les) relaxes periodically as you sleep and anything being processed in your stomach and the acid within, can travel up into your mouth.This is a ritual you need to modify.A few Tums (calcium carbonate) at bedtime might help more.

In brief: Modify ritual

A few sips of milk might ease the discomfort, but taking in any food or volume of fluid before you lay down to sleep aggravates reflux.
The lower esophageal sphincter (les) relaxes periodically as you sleep and anything being processed in your stomach and the acid within, can travel up into your mouth.This is a ritual you need to modify.A few Tums (calcium carbonate) at bedtime might help more.
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine

In brief: Can cause

Eatig within 2 hours of laying down can cause acid reflux.

In brief: Can cause

Eatig within 2 hours of laying down can cause acid reflux.
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