according to the latest report in Prevention magazine, New York City laryngologist Dr. Jamie Coffman found after 30 years of research that nearly 50% of Americans do not know that they have a heartburn “acid reflux” problem in their sleep at night. Avoid eating some food before going to bed to help prevent acid reflux.

nuts. Nuts are rich in unsaturated fatty acids, which are good for health. However, both saturated and unsaturated fatty acids are prone to acid reflux. Before going to bed, Dr. Coffman said, try to eat fewer or no nuts such as cashew nuts, walnuts and peanuts.

citrus fruit or juice. Citrus fruit is rich in vitamin C, but the taste is sour, eating too much before bed is more likely to lead to acid reflux. Orange juice or green apple juice should be the last thing you should drink before going to bed, Dr. Kofman said.

chocolate. Chocolate is a high-fat food, also contains caffeine and the little-known stimulant theobromine. Eating chocolate before going to bed can easily lead to lucidity and difficulty in falling asleep. The average residence time of these substances in the body is 3-5 hours, sometimes even longer.


wine. Drinking alcohol can lead to relaxation of the cardia (the junction between the esophagus and the stomach) and more acid reflux, Dr. Coffman said. In addition, drinking alcohol before bedtime may help to fall asleep quickly, but sleep is always in the shallow sleep period, and it is difficult to enter the deep sleep period. Even after a long sleep after drinking, I still feel tired and powerless after waking up.


greasy food. High fat foods, including ice cream, biscuits and cheeseburgers, are prone to loose cardia and acid reflux.

soda water. Soda water has a damaging effect on the cardia, so it is easy to increase the probability of acid reflux. Carbonated drinks also tend to increase gastric pressure. ▲

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