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.
If you have acid reflux and think you may have sleep apnea, schedule a consultation to know for sure or take our sleep quiz to get a better idea!
Written by Patrick Gordon