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Large meals put pressure on the muscle that normally helps keep stomach contents from backing up into the esophagus. The more you eat, the longer it takes for the stomach to empty, which contributes to reflux. Try smaller, more frequent meals and don't wolf down your food. Raising your torso up a bit with a wedge-shaped cushion may ease night time heartburn. Wedges are available from medical supply companies and some home goods stores. Don't just prop your head and shoulders up with regular pillows doing so can actually increase pressure on the stomach by curling you up at the waist.