A question that I frequently hear from my patients is “Why do I feel dizzy when I lie down or roll over in bed?”
The answer is that, very commonly, people who are suffering with what’s called BPPV, or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo – which is the most common vestibular disorder or the most common “inner ear condition that causes dizziness” – often complain of dizziness when they lie down or roll over in bed.
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.
So if you are someone who is suffering with dizziness or vertigo when you lie down or roll over in bed, I highly recommend for you to be evaluated by a Vestibular Specialist, which you can find at the website Vestibular.org. That’s the Vestibular Disorders Association where you can find 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 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.]
This blog is for informational purposes only. The content is 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 the case mentioned in this post represent a typical patient that I might see and do not describe the circumstances of a specific individual.