Several studies show that chewing gum can quell heartburn, likely because it boosts production of saliva, which neutralizes stomach acid. But if peppermint is one of your triggers, avoid mint-flavored gum. And for even more relief, try Chooz, a brand of gum that contains an antacid. Not a gum chewer? Try sucking on hard candy instead.
Raise the head of your bed.
Take some deep breaths.