Why is acid reflux such a problem?
Reflux and sleep problems go hand in hand.
Acid reflux is a condition in which stomach acids rise up into the esophagus because the valve that separates the stomach contents from the esophagus is faulty.
At least 80% of the 60 million Americans who have been diagnosed with GERD report worse symptoms at night.
Three in four say they routinely wake up from sleep because of them.
Reflux can also cause a chronic nasal and throat irritation from the voice box up, which often goes under diagnosed. Acid Reflux should always be checked for people with sleep apnea.
Written by Patrick Gordon