The LES, to the best of my knowledge, does not function with the same capacity during sleep. Hence, for those who eat or drink anything but water a few hours before bed or lying down; the LES will not be able to work at its best, increasing the risk of acid reflux.
This is why people are adviced not to eat 3 hours before bedtime.
Moderator: Anxiety, Osteoarthritis,
GERD/Heartburn and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease.
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