Choking While Sleeping Due to Acid Reflux

If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from acid reflux, you know the importance of finding good treatment. One of the most common and frustrating symptoms is choking while sleeping. This can be extremely dangerous and may even cause you to momentarily experience a feeling of terror. When a severe attack happens, it can last for days. Fortunately, the under mattress wedge called Reflux Guard™ can help reduce the risk of choking due to acid reflux while sleeping. In this blog post, our team at Reflux Guard™ is here to discuss the causes, symptoms, and treatments for choking while sleeping due to acid reflux. Learn more and get your Reflux Guard™ today!

M25758 Reflux Guard Choking While Sleeping Due to Acid Reflux

woman touching her neck

What Is Acid Reflux?

Acid reflux, also known as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), which is the muscle between the stomach and esophagus. The LES is responsible for keeping stomach acid out of the esophagus, but when it doesn’t work properly, acid reflux can occur.

man holding his stomach

Symptoms of Choking While Sleeping Due to Acid Reflux

Choking while sleeping due to acid reflux is a scary experience, and the symptoms can range from mild to severe. Some of the most common symptoms include: 

  • Racing heart or severely increased heart rate 
  • Difficulty breathing or a burning sensation in your chest
  • Panic-style coughing or gasping or painful breathing 
  • Horrible taste in your throat, the feeling of stomach contents “rising” into the throat, or swollen areas in the back of the throat
  • Vomiting 
  • Feeling of “volcanic-type” rising burning, acidic, and/or hot pain shooting up through the throat.
  • And more

man holding his chest

Tommy’s Story 

Our creator and founder, Tommy Stern, has struggled with acid reflux for years. He found himself waking up in the middle of the night choking and gasping for air. The experience was so frightening that he felt like he was going to die. He struggled so much that he would stay up for four to five hours when the attacks would hit and was left with a painful burning sensation for days. 

After visiting his doctor and being diagnosed with GERD and a hiatal hernia, Tommy’s doctor recommended he cut back on certain foods and provided him with other tips to reduce attacks. While he noticed some improvement, it wasn’t enough. That’s when he decided to take matters into his own hands and create the Reflux Guard™  Under Mattress Wedge. After working with his brother, an engineer, Tommy designed the first Reflux Guard™ Under Mattress Wedge for himself but soon realized he wanted to share his invention with the world to help others. 

mattress wedge

How Reflux Guard Can Help

If you’ve experienced the symptoms of choking while sleeping due to acid reflux,  under mattress wedges like Reflux Guard™ can be a game-changer for your sleep. Reflux Guard™ is designed to reduce the risk of acid reflux and its associated symptoms by gently elevating the head of your mattress so that gravity helps keep stomach acid in place. It also promotes better breathing and can be purchased with a cover for added protection. 

Choking while sleeping due to acid reflux can be frightening and debilitating. Fortunately, acid reflux treatments such as the Reflux Guard™ can help reduce the risk of choking due to acid reflux while sleeping. With its gentle mattress elevation, mattress cover protection, and other features, Reflux Guard™ is an ideal solution for those who want to get a better night’s sleep and reduce the risk of acid reflux. Get your Reflux Guard™ mattress wedge today and start sleeping better!


Find Effective Acid Reflux Treatment Today!



Leave a Comment

On Key

Related Posts

Can You Die from Acid Reflux in Your Sleep

Can You Die from Acid Reflux in Your Sleep?

Acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), is a condition that affects millions of people around the world. It occurs when stomach acid flows back into the esophagus, causing a burning sensation in the chest known as heartburn. While most cases of acid reflux are relatively harmless and can be managed with lifestyle

Bed Wedges

Bed Wedges vs. Mattress Bed Wedges: Choosing the Right Option

In the search for relief from acid reflux (GERD) or night-time burning, many individuals turn to under-mattress bed wedges to help alleviate their symptoms. Bed wedges are designed to elevate the upper body, creating a gentle incline that can reduce acid reflux by keeping stomach acid down while you sleep. However, different types of bed

Under-Mattress Wedges

How Do Under-Mattress Wedges Compare to Other Solutions?

If you suffer from acid reflux (GERD) or night-time burning, you know how disruptive and uncomfortable it can be to lay flat when trying to sleep. For those seeking relief, under-mattress bed wedges have become a popular solution. But how do under-mattress wedges compare to other solutions on the market? Understanding the Problem Before delving

Midnight Heartburn

Midnight Heartburn: Causes and Solutions for Nighttime Discomfort

Waking up with heartburn in the middle of the night can be incredibly frustrating and disruptive to your sleep. The burning sensation in your chest and throat can make it difficult to drift back off to sleep, leaving you feeling groggy and irritable the next day. In this blog, we will explore the causes of



Any Purchase Over $49!