Drinking a glass of milk before bed is often recommended to sufferers of acid reflux. Milk can sometimes cause some short-term relief by neutralizing stomach acids, but the calcium eventually triggers the stomach to produce more acid, thus heightening the original problem.
Mint is also a common home remedy, but it also causes further gastrointestinal grief. Put away those peppermint and spearmint gums and try some licorice instead. Licorice's flavoring, anise, helps with digestion [source: Ryen Doyle]. In fact, one nutritionist who spoke with Fox News in 2008 went so far as to suggest absinthe as an alternative for patients whose acid reflux is triggered by wine; anise is one of the main ingredients in absinthe [source: Ryen Doyle].