What Causes Acid Reflux At Night? What Are The Main Reasons?

“What Causes Acid Reflux At Night?” is one of the most asked questions when it comes to GERD complications.

It’s difficult to manage acid reflux at night because of our eating habits. Your symptoms will go worse day by day if you don’t change what and when to eat food. This is not scaremongering. Your simple reflux problem will go worse and be something else more difficult to deal with later on.

What causes acid reflux at night? What are the main triggers and reasons?

It’s so simple. Eating just before your bedtime will of course acid reflux. Use a wedge pillow or use a couple of pillows to raise your head and let the gravity do the work for you.

Eat before 6pm if you are planning to go to bed at 10pm. Eat before 7pm if you are going to bed at 11pm. Give at least 4 hours difference between your last meal of the day and your bedtime.

Do NOT drink water at least an hour 30 minutes before your meals and do the same for after the meals otherwise water might weaken/dilute the stomach acid. You would get reflux associated with drinking water if it was after a meal. This is due to how excess water can disrupt digestion by weakening / diluting stomach acid.

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How can I have my supplements without water then? You should take them with your meal. 1-2 sips of water to get it down is no problem. Just don’t drink a whole glass.

Things that will cause you acid reflux at night:

– Eating before your bedtime
– Not using a wedge pillow or increasing the height of your pillow
– Drinking water too close to mealtime and afterwards

Eating too much food will also give you discomfort at night. Doctors would advise you to eat smaller portions but more often.

Avoid eating foods that make intestinal gas such as Beans and lentils, asparagus, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, fructose, a natural sugar found in artichokes, onions, peas, wheat, and some soft drinks, lactose, the natural sugar found in milk…

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How about triggers?

Here are the common triggers:

– Tomato
– Coffee
– Tea
– Chocolate
– Garlic
– Onion
– Mint

So, what causes acid reflux for you at nights?

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Anyone have a bad reaction to l glutamine?

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June 16, 2021

Does anyone have a bad reaction to l glutamine? I had a severe wave of depressing feelings yesterday for no apparent reason. This hasn’t happened in a long time. I also took 2 doses of l glutamine yesterday for the first time in a while. Not sure if it’s a coincidence.


Glutamine helpful for acid reflux

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June 16, 2021

I just started the process a couple of days ago. I tried it before and it helped me get regularity.


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Rated 4 out of 5
June 16, 2021

Someone earlier posted about glutamine and slippery elm. I had never heard of either of these until I just recently joined this group. People taking glutamine and slippery elm…. is this something your dr. recommended or did you start trying on your own? How much do you take and how often? Are you on a PPIs? Any other info on glutamine and slippery elm or any other supplements you suggest would be very helpful. Thank you so much.


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