It’s your anniversary dinner, and you go out to that new Italian restaurant you’ve been eyeing for months. You wine and dine with abandon—roasted garlic, spicy octopus, pasta with sausage and rivers of homemade tomato sauce, and—of course—wine. Lots and lots of red wine.
You come home and get in bed, full and content and ready to doze off, when all of a sudden it hits you like a freight train: acid reflux. Acid reflux, also known as heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), is a burning discomfort located in your stomach, chest, or throat. It can also bring with it a sour taste in your mouth, nausea, bloating, and other unpleasant symptoms. It perhaps goes without saying that acid reflux makes it a bit difficult to fall asleep.
Caused by what’s called a hiatal hernia, acid reflux occurs when the sto