Is Acid Reflux Dangerous?

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Naps May Increase Acid Reflux

Many people with acid reflux find that they have an increase in symptoms when they lay down to sleep.  Recent research has shown that adults with acid reflux have more of these symptoms when they nap than they do when they lay down to sleep at night (1). These naps also had longer duration of reflux events as well as lower pH values.

While it is not clear exactly why naps have a higher incident of reflux events, it may be due to a couple of things.

 

One theory is that when people nap they...

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