Prop Yourself Up for Better Sleep
Heartburn waking you up at night? Lying down makes it easier for stomach acids to splash up into your esophagus. To keep acid down, use gravity. Place an extra pillow or two under your shoulders or use a wedge-shaped pillow to prop yourself up. Not enough? Boost the head of your bed 6-8 inches with wood blocks secured under the bedposts. Sleeping on your left side can also help digestion.