Why Do I Cough At Night?

We all just want to get a good night’s sleep and feel rested in the morning.

Your body seems to have a different idea. And so you’re up again – coughing and choking – when you want to be sleeping.

Some people who have laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) feel a “burning” in their throat and airway that can make it hard to breathe. Others may just notice that they cough or choke, especially at night.

Waking up choking, coughing or “burning” is stressful and startling! Hardly a restful night!

Whether your reflux is noticeable or “silent,” it’s still a medical problem requiring treatment that can negatively impact your sleep quality.1“Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (Silent Reflux): Causes … – WebMD.” 2 Dec. 2018, https://www.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/guide/laryngopharyngeal-reflux-silent-reflux. Accessed 9 Sep. 2019.2“‘Silent’ Nighttime Acid Reflux Symptoms Can Cause Poor ….” 31 Oct. 2005, https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/10/051031080008.htm. Accessed 9 Sep. 2019.

You’re not alone. “GERD is…one of the leading causes of disturbed sleep among people between the ages of 45 and 64, according to the 2002 NSF Sleep in America poll.”3“GERD and Sleep – National Sleep Foundation.” https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/gerd-and-sleep. Accessed 9 Sep. 2019.

But Why Is My Reflux Worse At Night?

Worse reflux symptoms and cough at night are due, in part, to the effects of gravity.4“Why Does Your Heartburn Always Seem Worse at Night ….” 17 Aug. 2017, https://health.clevelandclinic.org/why-does-your-heartburn-always-seem-worse-at-night/. Accessed 9 Sep. 2019.

When you lay down, gravity isn’t keeping that acid in your stomach as effectively as it does when you’re standing or sitting.5“Heartburn Keeping You Up at Night? – Gastrointestinal Society.” 23 Feb. 2018, https://badgut.org/information-centre/a-z-digestive-topics/heartburn-keeping-night/. Accessed 9 Sep. 2019.

If you have laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), your stomach acid makes its way up your esophagus and irritates your throat and vocal cords. This triggers your body’s natural reflex to cough.

While sleeping, we don’t swallow as often as we do when we’re awake. Acid that has refluxed from the stomach doesn’t get washed back into the stomach as easily without swallowing and the downward pull of gravity.

Some people may have a compromised lower esophageal sphincter (LES). This means the body is unable to keep the sphincter between the esophagus and the stomach tightly closed, and acid can more easily escape.

How Do I Get Relief From Reflux And Get To Sleep?

You’ve probably tried many of the recommendations from your doctor to decrease your reflux symptoms. Raising the head of the bed or sleeping on a wedge helps some people, but it’s awkward.

Lifestyle changes are often not enough.

Now you have a new option. Try Reflux Band.

Reflux Band reduces the frequency of reflux entering your throat and airway. Keeping acid out of your throat means less coughing and more sleep.6“Cough · 3: Chronic cough and gastro-oesophageal … – Thorax.” https://thorax.bmj.com/content/58/12/1092. Accessed 9 Sep. 2019.7“The pattern of swallowing during sleep. – NCBI.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/46823. Accessed 9 Sep. 2019.

What Is Reflux Band?

It’s a non-invasive, comfortable collar that you wear around your neck at night. It applies gentle pressure to the area just below your adam’s apple.

You’ll be able to breathe just fine while Reflux Band works with your body’s anatomy to block acid.

Reflux Band is adjustable. You can adjust the pressure of the cushion. You can also adjust the length of the cloth band to fit your neck’s size and shape.

Sleep Is Priceless

And trying the Reflux Band is low-risk and affordable.

Imagine a night without coughing or choking!

It may take about two weeks of use to notice improvements in your symptoms. So Reflux Band comes with a 90 Day Guarantee, allowing you to put it to the test.

Reflux Band could be delivered to your door in just a few days, ready to give you the restful sleep you’ve been missing.

Learn more about Reflux Band and the relief you can feel, then try it for yourself!

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