Heartburn, Dementia & Sleep Effects - Babylon Health

'Symptoms of heartburn are often worse at night,' says Dr. Matthew Noble, a GP for the online medical consultancy babylonhealth.com. 'We're not exactly sure how it works, but when people sleep on their left side, the internal organs seem to align in a way that helps to significantly reduce the amount of acid leaking out of the stomach into the oesophagus, which is what causes the pain associated with heartburn.'