What causes head spins in the morning?

July 8, 2022  23:46

If you occasionally feel dizzy in the morning, this may not be a cause for concern. But if dizziness after waking up happens almost every morning, it’s worth checking with a doctor, writes Dr. Peter.

The site went on to name the most common causes of morning dizziness.

You may wake up feeling dizzy because your body needs more water. Without enough fluid, blood volume decreases, blood pressure drops, and the result is that your brain doesn't get enough oxygen and you feel dizzy.

This symptom can be especially pronounced if you drank a lot of alcohol the day before.

Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can also lead to morning dizziness.

When you do not have enough glucose (it is the main source of fuel), the work of organs and body systems slows down. The brain also suffers - this is also an organ dependent on glucose. Therefore, if your blood sugar level is low, you can easily wake up feeling dizzy.

If you wake up feeling dizzy and you get carried away while walking, this may be a side effect of certain medications. For example, drugs for hypertension can "drop" pressure and thereby cause dizziness.

Diuretic medications you are taking can cause dehydration and, as a result, dizziness.

Meniere's disease is an inflammatory disease of the inner ear that can also cause systemic vertigo. This happens because the volume of endolymph (labyrinth fluid) increases. It puts pressure on the cells responsible for the orientation of the body in space and maintaining balance.

When you get out of bed too quickly, you may notice that you feel a little dizzy. A sudden change in position from a lying position to a standing position may well cause dizziness.

This is often due to orthostatic hypotension, a sudden drop in blood pressure after a sudden change in body position. This problem in people becomes more common with age.

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