How To Manage Acid Reflux Symptoms At Night For A Good Night’s Sleep
April 28, 2023
Culturally Indians have a long history of lavish and tasty dinners. Every household likes to finish their day with a good note of delicious and spicy food. Despite the food's incredible flavor, it can cause gas and acid reflux issues. Acid
reflux can also be because of a stomach abnormality known as a hiatal hernia.
When stomach acid enters the esophagus, it is known as acid reflux. Some symptoms of acid reflux can be burning chest discomfort (heartburn), regurgitation, bloating, burping, etc. Let's understand acid reflux and know the home remedies for acid reflux.
Causes of Acid Reflux
Acid reflux and gas issues are brought on by large meals and lying down immediately after having them. Being overweight/ obese can also be one of the reasons. Consuming certain foods, such as citrus, tomatoes, chocolate, etc., and eating too close to bedtime both contribute to acid reflux. Other causes can be smoking, drinking alcohol, and pregnancy. It is important to note if you have acid reflux more than twice a week, you may have an acid reflux disease known as GERD.
Home Remedies For Acid Reflux
While there are many indigestion medications like antacids, H2(histamine) blockers, and PPIs, at night, when you are in need of quick relief and cannot access the right medicines, here are some go-to home remedies for acid reflux and gas problems!
1. Fennel Seeds or Saunf
Mixing one teaspoon of fennel powder with one glass of warm water helps with acid reflux.
2. Black Cumin Seeds
A good relief measure at night will be directly boiling one teaspoon of cumin seeds in a glass of water.
Sucking on a piece of clove helps with flatulence, indigestion, nausea, gastric irritability, etc.
4. Lukewarm Water
One of the home remedies for acid reflux can be drinking lukewarm water right before going to bed.
5. Watermelon Juice
Drinking watermelon juice is a way to reduce the symptoms of acid reflux.
Chewing on a pod of cardamom every day helps with acid reflux and gas problems.
7. Apple Cider Vinegar
Proteins, enzymes, and pectin found in apple cider vinegar are thought to help with gastric issues. More research is yet to be done.
Almonds are packed with nutrients and fiber. These are known to absorb acid, giving relief.
Jaggery has lots of potassium and magnesium that help maintain the pH balance cutting its acidic nature.
10. Mint Leaves
Mint leaves provide a cooling effect through the stomach. It reduces heartburn, a symptom of acid reflux.
Lactic acid, which is present in buttermilk, has a calming effect. It can further help topped with black pepper and coriander.
There are two ways to consume ginger for acid reflux, It can be consumed raw, or drinking ginger tea also helps.
Consume bananas and milk to reduce excessive acid secretion.
Papaya contains the enzyme papain that helps with acid reflux and gas problems.
Consumption of ajwain gives relief from acidity and flatulence. It is good for digestion and is an effective anti-acidic agent.
16. Cold Milk
Drinking cold milk balances out the acidity.
17. Baking Soda
Consuming ¼ teaspoon of baking soda mixed with one cup of water provides relief from acidity and heartburn.
Add turmeric to your daily diet for relief from acidity.
19. Chewing gum
Some studies show that chewing on some gum may help reduce the acidity as the bicarbonate in it can help neutralize the acid to prevent reflux.
20. Elevated head
Changing the position in which one sleeps by raising the bed’s head so that the symptoms of acid reflux can be reduced is another home remedy that may help.
While all this works for your relief, they tend to take their sweet time. If you want quick results, try Gas-O-Fast
Asli Jeera, which will give you the sleep you need for your sweet dreams! The solution works effectively against acidity and brings quick relief in no time. It is infused with the wellness of Ayurveda and travels directly to the source of acidity, neutralizing the acid, and providing the system with quick relief. It is light in the pocket and widely available, making it easy to carry around wherever you go.
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