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Losing Sleep Over Heartburn? Treating Nighttime Heartburn Improves Sleep And Boosts Quality Of Life

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September 3, 2005
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The first major multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial addressing therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) related sleep disorders is published in the September issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Bethesda, MD, September 1, 2005 -- The first major multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial addressing therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) related sleep disorders is published in the September issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology. This study demonstrated that effective acid suppression therapy with a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), either 20 mgs or 40 mgs of esomeprazole, relieved nighttime heartburn symptoms and GERD-related sleep disturbances, which significantly improved sleep quality and thereby improved work productivity.


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Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. "Losing Sleep Over Heartburn? Treating Nighttime Heartburn Improves Sleep And Boosts Quality Of Life." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/09/050902071653.htm (accessed April 24, 2014).

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