It’s also important to note that dietary changes don’t merely include what you eat, but how you eat. You can help to reduce the symptoms of acid reflux further by taking your time when you eat a meal, taking smaller bites, chewing slowly and thoroughly, and consuming smaller portions in each sitting.
We’ve already established that lying down after eating can cause the symptoms of acid reflux to worsen, so where does this leave you when bedtime rolls around? One easy solution is to elevate the head of your bed by about six inches.
This will allow you to take advantage of gravity and prevent stomach acid from seeping back into your throat while you sleep.
Also, though it may be tempting to lie down in front of the TV after eating, particularly after a meal laden in carbs, it’s unwise to do so until after you’ve had some time to digest your food, which takes about four hours.