I hope this helps anyone who wakes up choking on the worst bitter bile - unable to breath problem.
It gets so bad that when I do catch a breath of air it burns my throat so bad I feel like I am breathing fire.
OK, for prevention...
Elevate the upper body. I find that when I wake up choking I have always slipped off my pillows in my sleep and I am horizontal.
The bile literally cuts off my air supply, so when I awake, I am gasping for air...and those first few breaths are incredibly painful due to the burn I get inhaling over the bile which has scorched my throat.
Now I always have a glass of water, which barely helps, so I RUN for the refrigerator for a glass of milk. Milk is certainly better than water.
Still, just minutes ago, I had it soo bad that even after the milk I was in severe pain, so I tried a solution that I read here.
I took a spoonful of apple cider vinegar in a small amount of water and drank it...and it seemed to help somewhat, not perfect, but it did indeed help.
Also took a single acid reducer.
Next time it happens I will try about two teaspoons of Apple cider vinegar and forgo the water.
Obviously, prevention is key..but when it does happen, someone needs a better solution than what I am providing. If you have one better, please let me know!