Gastroesophegeal Reflux Precautions

  • Sleep with head of bed elevated 30-45 degrees. Place large telephone book or wooden block under head of mattress/box spring.
  • Avoid foods and drinks which contain caffeine (chocolate, coffee, tea, colas, etc.).
  • Decrease alcohol and tobacco intake.
  • Avoid eating for 2-3 hours prior to bedtime.
  • Eat frequent small meals, instead of three large meals.
  • If directed by your doctor, antacids should be taken 1 hour before meals and at bedtime.
  • Take all prescription medications as directed.