There are several steps you can take to prevent the reflux. Raise the head of your bed 6 inches. Do not eat within 3-6 hours of going to bed. Stay off coffee, tea, all sodas, citrus fruit, tomatoes, spicy foods. Take antacid tablets such as Tums. If these things don't help, please see a doctor and get some medication. If you allow the reflux to further damage your digestive tract, it could lead to cancer.