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Is it bad to have a spinning sensation before you fall asleep

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Dr. Neil Giddings
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not normal: May be a sign of inner ear problem called benign positional vertigo, but there are other causes. Should be evaluated by ENT doctor.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
44 years experience Dentistry
Pain meds: More likely pains medications and not the surgery are causing your symptoms. Try switching to over the counter pain meds such as motrin, aleve, or tyl ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Vertigo during sleep: Experiencing "world spinning" as you fall asleep may be more than just vertigo. There are ear conditions such as bppv that are helped by decongestant ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Narcolepsy?: Please see your doctor. He/she may refer you to a urologist if narcolepsy is suspected. That's a disorder where sleep can come on unexpectedly, ofte ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Doubt it: I would doubt that it would do that after that length of time. If it dissolved too slowly, you could not notice much, if it dissolved too fast it cou ... Read More
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Dr. Fredric Pullen
61 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Low blood pressure: After only one beer it is highly unlikely that the beer caused you to be so sleepy. You may have been drugged. What other medication did you take wit ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Continue to monitor: Continue to monitor this sensation. If it persists or worsens, or becomes associated with neurological symptoms (for example, from occipital neuralgia ... Read More
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Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
I : I can understand why this would be scary. You may try to think if there is something that had scared you recently, like a movie or something you hear ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Umesh Patel
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Dysautonomia - MVP : You may have dysautonomia which is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anx ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shin Beh
Dr. Shin Beh answered
8 years experience Neurology
Hypnogogic myoclonus: Quite common and normal. I have it too. Nothing to worry about.

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