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Doctor insights on: Why Do I Get Dizzy When I Lay 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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Why do I get dizzy when i first lay down for sleep at night?

Why do I get dizzy when i first lay down for sleep at night?

Benign pos. vertigo: Suspect benign positional vertigo, the most common cause of dizziness. There is a good summary of this on wikipedia. See your doctor for an appropriate work-up and treatment. This is usually easily treatable. There are other diagnostic possibilities, but they are less common. ...Read more

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For over a year i am very dizzy when i lay down i get the spins so bad i have to close my eyes and it takes a lil while to go away, what can this be?

For over a year i am very dizzy when i lay down i get the spins so bad i have to close my eyes and it takes a lil while to go away, what can this be?

BPPV: Your diagnosis is most likely benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. It is caused by free floating calcium carbonate crystals in the inner ear. It may be confirmed by a Hallpike Maneuver performed by your doctor. It may be treated by different exercises and maneuvers. You may try some exercises by searching on line. ...Read more

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Starting today. I woke up and every time I get up or stand up in any way I get super dizzy but right when I lay down i'm perfectly better. What is it?

Starting today. I woke up and every time I get up or stand up in any way I get super dizzy but right when I lay down i'm perfectly better. What is it?

Describe dizzy!: Though benign positional vertigo (bpv) is a good possibility, it's important to describe what you mean by dizzy : 1. Dizzy = things are"spinning" around, or 2. Dizzy ="light-headed" and about to faint. #1 suggests bpv while #2, in the appropriate context such as starting a new medication (like a beta-blocker for high blood pressure) it can also be orthostatic hypotension. ...Read more

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Started with the dizziness yesterday where if I move or get up i'm super dizzy but if I lay down still i'm fine it continued today is this ok?

Started with the dizziness yesterday where if I move or get up i'm super dizzy but if I lay down still i'm fine it continued today is this ok?

Dizziness: This sounds like a condition called benign positional vertigo (bpv), which results from an inner ear disturbance. Symptoms are worse with movement of the head. If your symptoms do not resolve on their own, a visit to your primary care doctor is recommended, as there are maneuvers and medications that may help your symptoms. ...Read more