Why would I experience dizziness and pressure behind my head after lying in bed for an hour?

Posted on Fri, 15 Nov 2019 in General Health
Question: Hi I just got a facial and they had me on the laying down on the bed for about an hour, after I got up I started feeling a pressure on my head and then after it started to go away, I got nauseated, do you know why?
Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Probably orthostatic hypotension.

Detailed Answer:


Your symptoms seem to be related orthostatic hypotension. It is related with the change of blood pressure when a person stands up after laying for a period of time.
Some advices that I can give to you are :
- confirm the diagnosis by measuring the blood pressure after laying and then after standing up. The difference should be 20 mmhg.
- drink 2 liters of water a day
- increase a little the consume of salt in your diet
- also take the head elevated while sleeping

It is not a problematic diagnosis so don't worry. Hope my answer was helpful. If you have other questions feel free to contact me again.
Kind regards!
Dr.Dorina Gurabardhi
General & Family Physician
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Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi

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