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Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: Sleep and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a chronic disorder and the most common disease that affects the esophagus. Several studies have estimated that 1 in 5 (20%) of the U.S. adult population experience GERD-related symptoms at least once a week. Studies have also demonstrated that up to 4 in 5 (79%) of GERD patients experience nighttime symptoms.

Topics: Fact Sheet, GER, GERD, Heartburn

About the Author

  • Ronnie Fass, MD

    Chair Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Head of the Esophageal and Swallowing Center, Metro Health Medical Center, Case Western University, Cleveland, OH

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