I have a problem when I eat later than my normal which is about 6.00pm. I am on a diet so I don't eat a lot anyway. Last night family arrived which meant we ate about 7.30pm. Went to bed at 11.00pm and woke about 12.30 coughing. Coughing up the usual muck for about 40 mins. Finally settled down. Went to sleep propped up. .Awoke about 2.30 with more of the usual coughing. Crept downstairs and continued coughing. Finally finished coughing about 3.40am. Propped myself up on the setee and stayed there .This is not food choking but coughing to clear the lungs. Coughed so much made my lungs feel sore in my back. I don't think I have an infection as the mucus is clear. This happens frequently if my eating pattern is changed. My wife tries to explain to the family that we cannot go out for dinner at night because of this problem. They do not seem to understand. Does anyone else have these eating problems?