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

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

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. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Spinning Sensation (Definition)

Vertigo is a clinical finding where one is standing still but feels like the room is in motion, spinning around him. Vertigo is ...Read more


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How can I treat the vertigo I feel when trying to fall asleep?

How can I treat the vertigo I feel when trying to fall asleep?

Consider PT: This could be benigh positional vertigo. There are exercises or maneuvers to reposition the otoliths. ...Read more

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Could an Ambien (zolpidem) tab not activate right after ingesting? I wasn't able to fall asleep, but 8hrs later, i got dizzy with vertigo. I ate 2x in between.

Could an Ambien (zolpidem) tab not activate right after ingesting? I wasn't able to fall asleep, but 8hrs later, i got dizzy with vertigo. I ate 2x in between.

A bad generic ?: I personally have taken a generic of Ambien (zolpidem) that while it did help me sleep caused me to feel dizzy, nauseous, and to have brief spell of vertigo in the morning as well. I have had patients describe certain generics that simply did not help with sleep when the brand always did. So while I am very concerned that people take Ambien (zolpidem) the correct way, I do believe there are some bad generics out there. ...Read more

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Hi I drank baron beer and was not drunk but after one can I fall asleep and woke up but as I stand up I black out .. After that I had vertigo?

Hi I drank baron beer and was not drunk but after one can I fall asleep and woke up but as I stand up I black out .. After that I had vertigo?

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 with the beer? When you stood up you got dizzy which meant your blood pressure was too low. Rest, don't drink anything other than water and see your doctor if it continues. ...Read more

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I feel like at times I have this tingly sensation in my head. It happens for a second then goes away. It happens when i try to fall asleep and day?

I feel like at times I have this tingly sensation in my head. It happens for a second then goes away. It happens when i try to fall asleep and day?

Continue to monitor: Continue to monitor this sensation. If it persists or worsens, or becomes associated with neurological symptoms (for example, from occipital neuralgia), then see your physician. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm ...Read more

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Weird things happen everytime i try to sleep. It's scaring me very much. It is the middle of the night and eerytime i try to fall asleep i either have a creepy vision that wakes me up, a strong sence of a presence or once a strong tingling sensation on my

Weird things happen everytime i try to sleep. It's scaring me very much. It is the middle of the night and eerytime i try to fall asleep i either have a creepy vision that wakes me up, a strong sence of a presence or once a strong tingling sensation on my

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 heard on the news. Try to avoid your computer for an hour or two before bedtime, and limit any watching of the news to half an hour a day or less. Take a hot bath about 1-2 hours before bed, and then keep your room cool (65 degrees or so ) at night. Avoid any caffeine before bed. ...Read more

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I have a sensation a fainting while I'm trying to fall asleep, periodically. Could I be feeling my heart pausing?

I have a sensation a fainting while I'm trying to fall asleep, periodically.  Could I be feeling my heart pausing?

Dysautonomia - MVP : You may have dysautonomia which is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. Read dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon.Com. Increase fluid intake, try magnesium supplements. ...Read more

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Hasn't happened in a while but just about to fall asleep I get an electrical shock in my brain. Also experienced an exploding gun sound/sensation ?

Hasn't happened in a while but just about to fall asleep I get an electrical shock in my brain. Also experienced an exploding gun sound/sensation ?

Shocks on sleep: Hello Michael328 These "shocks" are most like "myoclonic jerks" which is normal but pronounced in some people and can wake them up. If this is keeping you awake ask your reg doc to prescribe some Ambien (zolpidem) for about a week, because Ambien (zolpidem) is SHORT acting and will get you through to stage IV sleep without the hang over of long acting benzo the next day. thanks. ...Read more

Spinning (Definition)

Dizziness & ...Read more