Body position has been shown to influence postprandial and fasting gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in patients and normal volunteers when they are assigned to lie in a prescribed position.
Up to 40% of patients with symptoms suspicious of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) do not respond completely to proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy.
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of spontaneous sleep positions on the occurrence of nocturnal gastroesophageal reflux.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a novel electronic sleep positional therapy wearable device on sleep position and nocturnal reflux symptoms.
This article is about the LEFT device, which promises to reduce nighttime reflux by conditioning users to avoid sleeping on their right side.
Acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux, describes a backflow of acid from the stomach into the esophagus.
Positional therapy is a behavioral strategy to treat positional sleep apnea.
After 2 weeks of treatment, the average total N-GSSIQ scores were lower in the active device group (18.8 vs 23.7 in the sham group; P = .04).