What Causes Vertigo When Lying Down?

Q:
What causes vertigo when lying down?

A:
Following factors may cause vertigo feeling when you lie down:

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. This is the most common cause.
  • Orthostatic Hypotension.
  • Labyrinthitis.
  • Anxiety.
  • Dehydration.
  • Over or under eating.
  • Alcohol.
  • Cigarettes.
  • Aging.
  • Low blood pressure.
  • Migraine headaches.
  • Heart arrhythmias.
  • Atherosclerosis.

To avoid vertigo when lying down, you had better do following things:

  • Do not change the position of your head of body quickly.
  • Have less alcohol, caffeinated beverages, salt, and tobacco.
  • Be hydrated.
  • Do not put much stress and anxiety on yourself.
  • Avoid allergens.

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