A question that I frequently hear from my patients is “ Why do I have dizziness when lying down or rolling over?”

The answer is that, very commonly, people who are suffering with BPPV, or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo often complain of dizziness when they lie down or roll over in bed. BPPV is the most common vestibular disorder or the most common “inner ear condition that causes dizziness.”

This can affect them at any time when they are lying down or rolling over in bed, but often people with BPPV complain that it is worse in the morning.

What to Do if you are feeling dizziness when lying down and rolling over

So if you are suffering from feeling dizziness when lying down and rolling over in bed, I highly recommend for you to be evaluated by a Vestibular Physical Therapist or Vertigo Doctor, which you can find using the website Vestibular.org. That’s the Vestibular Disorders Association where you can search for a provider by geography, who specializes in this type of dizziness and its resolution.

If your symptoms are caused by BPPV, the good news is that it can be fixed in 1-2 visits about 85-90% of the time, but you have to find the right provider who is skilled at this type of evaluation and treatment or it could persist for months to years.

To find more information about the vertigo services that I provide to help people with symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, and loss of balance find relief and live again, click the link below.

Dr. Kim Bell, DPT Patient Care Services


This blog is provided for informational purposes only. The content and any comments by Dr. Kim Bell, DPT are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The details of any case mentioned in this post represent a typical patient that Dr. Bell might see and do not describe the circumstances of a specific individual.

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