Stress is a common trigger for acid reflux. With Tax Day just around the corner, we understand that stress levels may be a tad higher than usual. That is why we’ve compiled a list of relaxation techniques that you can use to help avoid triggering your reflux.
Take Deep Breaths
When you start to feel yourself becoming stressed, take a moment to focus on full, deep, cleansing breaths. Breathe in through your nose, hold for a second or two, and exhale through your mouth. When exhaling, try to push every single bit of air out of your lungs. Repeat these steps a few times, or for a few minutes.
Talk or Write About Your Issues
Sometimes, sharing your problems or issues with another can be therapeutic. Consider calling up a friend that you know is a good listener. If this isn’t for you, write it down in a journal or diary.
Go For a Workout
Exercise is often considered to be one of the best ways to relieve stress. Consider going for a run, practicing yoga, lifting weights, or anything that gets you moving!
Listen to Music
Soothing music has been known to help lower blood pressure, anxiety and stress. Create a playlist to listen to and focus on all of the sounds to calm your mind. Spotify and Pandora even offer soothing music playlists if you don’t have the time to create one yourself!
These stress-relieving techniques are valuable to keep in mind whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed. If stress-triggered reflux is an issue for you, check out Reza Band, the first wearable acid reflux control device.