Choking in my sleep

The other night, I had quite a stressful moment

I was choking pretty badly in my sleep

In fact, it was that bad, I was struggling to get my breath. I thought I would have had to stumble out in the road and get help

Luckily, after a few moments, I began to get a bit more breath, and then after about 5-10 minutes, my breathing was kind of back to normal

I think this has happened maybe once a year, for the past few years, but this was the worst episode and the worst

Probably the main reason for this, is because I eat late at night. Only because I finish work late, and I’ve always done this

The other night, i cooked a curry, and finished it about 10.30. I then went to bed about 12

Personally, I think that’s plenty of time for the meal to digest, but sometimes, I feel that the meal can lie on my stomach for a while and my body takes time to digest it

Anyhoo, I spent a bit of time and I looked it up, and there were suggestions that I might suffer from GERD, which is also know as acid reflux

Do you suffer, or have you suffered with acid reflux before?

Certainly, as I’ve got older, it seems to have come about

So if you suffer from it or are concerned about it, here’s some tips. Try avoiding the following foods, especially late at night:

*Citrus Fruits

*Chocolate ( don’t know how I’ll do that of a Saturday night 😂)

*Sugary drinks and Caffeine

*Fatty and Fried foods

*Garlic and Onions ( probably the culprit for me )

*Mint Flavourings

*Spicy foods

*Tomato based foods, spaghetti, chilli, and pizza

The most frequently reported symptoms of GERD ( or acid reflux ) are:

Heartburn

Acid regurgitation

Inflammation of the gums

Erosion of the enamel of the teeth

Bad breath

Belching

Chronic sore throat

These lifestyle modifications should help minimize reflux:

Avoid lying down after a large meal ( probably why I was choking 🤦🏼‍♂️)

Eat smaller meals and maintain an upright, relaxed posture

Avoid fats, onions, chocolate and alcohol

Avoid potassium supplements

Always swallow medication in the upright position and wash it down with lots of water

Hope the tips help

Paul

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