Heartburn FAQs (cont.)
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Why do I always get heartburn at night?
Heartburn usually starts about 30-60 minutes after a meal. It can occur at any time of day or night, but the pain is usually worse when lying down, so a person will notice it more when he or she is lying on the sofa, in a recliner, or in bed. Bending over or straining to go to the bathroom also may make heartburn worse. At night, saliva is not produced and the movement of the esophagus (peristalsis) decreases.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/2/2014
Bhupinder Anand, MD
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