What causes dizziness while getting up from sleeping position?

Posted on Tue, 9 Jun 2015 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: I tried to get out of bed and felt as if I was spinning. After lying down I felt less dizzy but still unsure about standing still somewhat dizzy. .
Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
BPPV or cervical vertigo...

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for posting the query

After going through the brief history posted by you, I do feel, you could be suffering from either BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) or cervical vertigo.

Certain tests such as Hallpike-dix maneuver and X-ray of cervical spine is required to identify the actual cause of the problem.

My suggestion to you is to consult a good physician for a complete evaluation and management.

Hope I have answered your query; I will be available for the follow-up queries.

Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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