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Avoid Lying Down Immediately After Eating

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Updated June 10, 2014

Avoid lying down for at least three hours after eating. Lying down with a full stomach can cause stomach contents to press harder against the LES, which tends to relax when a person lays down, causing an increased chance of refluxed food.

Nearly 50 million people suffer with nighttime heartburn at least once a week. That's a lot of people and a lot of heartburn. It also accounts for many hours of lost sleep that could result in an inability to perform adequately at work the next day.

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