Try propping up your head while you sleep
If you’ve eaten a big meal too close to bedtime, or indulged in one of your known trigger foods, (ahem, a slice of dark chocolate torte and a cappuccino to top off a dinner out, perhaps), this may help you avoid nighttime heartburn. A wedge pillow (or extra pillow) in bed will keep your head higher than your stomach while you sleep, so your body can utilize gravity to prevent acid reflux.
Find a pair of loose pants you love
And lose the skinny jeans. Tight pants can actually put enough pressure on your stomach to drive acid up into your esophagus, triggering heartburn. “Yes, I give you permission to wear comfy pants!” says Brissette.
Take an antacid when you need it
It’s totally safe to use an over-the-counter remedy (like Tums or Rolaids) to treat occasional heartburn. These products contain calcium carbonate to neutralize stomach acid, which is non-habit forming and doesn’t have any side effects. If you rely on them so much that you’re in danger of exceeding the recommended limit on the packaging though, talk to your doctor.