Dizzy in bed in the morning
December 20, 2013 5:04 AM Subscribe
I've been waking up before my alarm the last few days, seemingly just so I can be dizzy for 5 minutes before I go back to sleep. When I do wake up, any movement causes me to be dizzy and I have to lay there for another 10 minutes or so before I feel good enough to get up. After that, the dizziness is gone until the next morning. You're not my doctor, but any ideas or suggestions?
posted by sarae to Health & Fitness (15 answers total)
I'm a 24 year old otherwise (I think) healthy-ish female. I have been living in China for a few months now, so there's new food and drink to consider. My biggest thought is that I'm dehydrated, because although I do drink plenty once I get home for the evening, I (somewhat purposely) avoid drinking too much water during the day. I haven't had any alcohol since before this began.
I do have a science background and I understand what dizziness is and all that, I just don't understand why it only seems to happen while I'm laying down and only in the morning. I'd really like it to stop, because every morning I question whether or not I can actually go to work.
I did wake up one evening last week, dizzy with the spins, and then later that night got up and got sick. I was better within a day or two, but the dizziness has stuck around. I suspect that sickness was from bad food, but why won't the dizziness go away?
Other than drinking more fluids (which I will try my best to do, and have been doing already to no avail), do you have any ideas about what could be going on or how to fix it? I'd hesitate to go to the trouble of having someone take me to the doctor over something this minor.