by Linda Allison

Acid reflux is a condition where the gastric acids of the stomach rises into the esophagus. This condition can be serious as it can damage the lining of the esophagus. Symptoms range from heartburn to severe chest pains and in some cases it can lead to a cardiac condition.

Acid reflux can be worse during the night while sleeping, as when you are lying flat, the gastric acids can enter the esophagus much more easily - it does not have to rise to the esophagus anymore.

A popular remedy for stopping acid reflux at night is to get an acid reflux pillow. This pillow will raise the head and shoulders slightly, which means that it will be more difficult for the stomach acids to rise past the lower esophageal sphincter and into the asophagus.

If the correct shape and size pillow is not used it can lead to lower back pain due to incorrect posture while sleeping, so it is imperative to use the correct pillow.

Acid reflux pillows come in made shapes and sizes, from basic foam to plastic wedges to inflatable pillows. There is such a wide range available that anybody can find a pillow that they find comfortable.

These pillows are not just for stopping acid reflux, but can also be used for other digestive problems, snoring, sleep apnea, Barrett's esophagus and even congestive heart failure.

Although there are many websites selling acid reflux pillows online, you should always consult your doctor before buying one as he will know your symptoms and requirements. As soon as he has given his recommendation, feel free to browse and buy your pillow online; you will probably save some money by not buying it offline.

Visit the Acid Reflux Treatment site to learn more about acid reflux and acid reflux pillows.

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