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What does it mean when I wake up with vertigo?

What does it mean when I wake up with vertigo?

Vertigo: Acute labyrynthitis (inner ear infection) or positional vertigo in most cases. Could be more serious if CNS is involved. ...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 a type of dizziness. ...Read more


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When I wake up in the morning, I feel imbalanced, is it vertigo ?

When I wake up in the morning, I feel imbalanced, is it vertigo ?

Dizzy?: The first few moments of being awake can be a time for different systems to come 'on-line' in a slightly uncoordinated way. If it totally passes, it may be nothing - but you might check your blood pressure or have a full exam if there are other concerns too. Again - If it's fine after that - it may be nothing much. Give yourself a moment before arising after you awaken. Best! ...Read more

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It's been 4 days now that I have been experiencing sever dizziness and vertigo. Especially when I wake up in the morning or when I stand up. ?

It's been 4 days now that I have been experiencing sever dizziness and vertigo. Especially when I wake up in the morning or when I stand up.
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See doctor: There are many things that can cause dizziness and vertigo. It could be inner ear problem, anemia or more serious problems with your heart or lungs. See a doctor and make sure it is nothing serious. Make sure you are drinking at least 2 liters of water daily and getting enough sleep. ...Read more

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Why do I have vertigo sometimes when i wake up in the morning? It usually happens when I have strange dreams or start dreaming before totally asleep

May not be ear: Depends on if you have true vertigo which is the sensation of rotating. If brief and intense might be positional vertigo which can be cured with the epley maneuver. If lightheaded or disoriented may not be related to ears. With migraine history that could be the trigger. Also, your meds could be a trigger. Discuss with your doctor to review meds and side effects. ...Read more

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Wake up with the room spinning for a brief period and it stops.No vertigo throughout the day,just asleep.Helps 2 sleep w/head propped up,Any ideas?

Wake up with the room spinning for a brief period and it stops.No vertigo throughout the day,just asleep.Helps 2 sleep w/head propped up,Any ideas?

Sounds inner ear: Might want to check on whether it gets worse when laying on left or right side, as that might assist evaluation. But clearly, see otolaryngologist and get evaluation with appropriate otological/ audiological testing, as this may be a persistent issue if not addressed and stabilized. ...Read more

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I work out 5 days a week. Drink plenty of water but every am wake up feeling hungover. Severe frontal headache, vertigo. Only history of hypothyroidism?

I work out 5 days a week. Drink plenty of water but every am wake up feeling hungover. Severe frontal headache, vertigo. Only history of hypothyroidism?

Sleep : Morning grogginess and morning headaches can commonly be seen with sleep apnea (sometimes other sleep disorders, too.) not all sleep apnea suffers are overweight, short-necked men!) there are times that caffeine withdrawal, or some other substance withdrawal, can have a similar effect. Consider seeing a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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When I sleep on only 1 pillow at night, I wake up very dizzy (not vertigo) & my entire head stings. I am normal weight & have no breathing problems.

When I sleep on only 1 pillow at night, I wake up very dizzy (not vertigo) & my entire head stings. I am normal weight & have no breathing problems.

May be unrelated: One pillow may not have any relation to your symptoms. You may try no pillow or multiple pillows. You may be clenching your jaw and grinding your teeth in sleep. It may help to consult your dentist and may be use a mouth prosthesis. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more