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Doctor insights on: Why Do I Feel Dizzy When I Lie Down

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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


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When I lay down or lie on my sides I feel dizzy, why is that?

When I lay down or lie on my sides I feel dizzy, why is that?

Possibly BPPV: If by dizzy you mean that you feel as if you are moving or things around you are moving then that is called vertigo. Vertigo is a problem usually of the inner ear. If vertigo occurs only when you move your head in a certain position and then goes away shortly thereafter it is called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo or "bppv ". This is best treated by an "epley" maneuver. ...Read more

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Why is it that i feel dizzy when I am upright and not when i lie down?

Why is it that i feel dizzy when I am upright and not when i lie down?

Autonomic problem: The symptoms are consistent with either low blood pressure or autonomic dysfunction. The autonomic nervous system consists of 2 nerves, the sympathetic releases adrenaline and raises blood pressure and the parasympathetic (vagus nerve) lowers blood pressure. Sometimes, there is an abnormality of this system and diagnosis of this problem can be treated. ...Read more

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Why I always dizzy. even I seat down I feel dizzy.

Why I always dizzy. even I seat down I feel dizzy.

Assessment: There are a number of possible causes for dizziness. Can not diagnose you. Since this is a chronic symptom - would encourage you to seek medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do for head dizziness when lay down at night.?

What to do for head dizziness when lay down at night.?

Check meds: It could be something simple like your blood pressure or some of you medications. Your family doctor can help. If not there are some balance tests that can be done by a neurologist or otologist that you family doctor can set up for you. ...Read more

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Can sternocleidomastoid cause dizziness when laying down?

Can sternocleidomastoid cause dizziness when laying down?

No: This is the name of a muscle, not an abnormality. Ask your DR. "Dizzy" or fainting? Vertigo? Positional vertigo? ...Read more

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A little dizziness when first lying down, or rolling over.What causes this?

A little dizziness when first lying down, or rolling over.What causes this?

BPPV: Benign paroxismal positional vertigo is a benign form of vertigo caused by position change. I would refer you to multiple online resources available - just google it and ample and reliable information will come up. As far as treatment, I am not a big pill believer for this problem. I like home epley maneuver. Again, just google it and it will come up in text & pictures and even youtube video. ...Read more

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I feel dizzy when lying down but gets normal when standing or sitting . What is the cause?

I feel dizzy when lying down but gets normal when standing or sitting . What is the cause?

?labyrnthitis: Your inner ear may have some inflammation or an issue causing the dizziness and different body positions can cause it to come and go as the fluid in your inner ear shifts. If this persists, you need to see and ent. ...Read more

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Why do a lot I feel dizzy every time I lay down on one side like my left side I feel dizzy ?

Why do a lot I feel dizzy every time I lay down on one side like my left side I feel dizzy ?

Inner ear issue: is most likely. Avoid lying on that side, get up slowly from any position, and see a clinician to get an actual diagnosis. Lots of useful info on http://www.dizziness-and-balance.com/index.html Good luck! ...Read more