Why am I Dizzy in the Morning, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment?

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Are u waking up feeling dizzy, woozy or experience a loss of equilibrium? Or you are being attacked by sudden bouts of dizziness soon as you get out of bed after a long sleep? Instead of waking up peacefully, are you finding yourself stumbling each morning? Or feeling groggy each morning? If yes, you are experiencing morning dizziness which can be due to many potential causes. It can be a sign of simple dehydration due to not taking a sufficient amount of water or a sign of vertigo conditions.

Chakkar aana (vertigo) is the common symptom of vertigo along with spinning sensation. Morning dizziness can also be a sign of a medical condition like sleep apnea or dips in blood sugar levels. If you are experiencing morning dizziness due to BPPV vertigo, you may experience the room is spinning or you are spinning along with feeling dizzy or unsteady as soon as you get up.

Dehydration, inflammation in the inner ear, low blood pressure, dips in sugar levels are some of the possible causes of morning dizziness. It’s not necessary to experience dizziness every morning. People may experience sudden bouts of morning dizziness from time to time depending on the underlying cause.

You must be wondering is there any way to get relief from morning dizziness and what is the dizziness treatment one should undergo to get some relief. In this article, we will share some preventions and tips to cure dizziness and prevent it from recurring. Further, we will discuss the possible causes of morning dizziness and when to seek medical help for
dizziness treatment.

Firstly, I would like to clear dizziness is not an ailment, it’s a symptom of various underlying conditions. A feeling of lightheadedness where a person may feel off-balance is termed as dizziness. Fainting, nausea & vomiting is often accompanied by dizziness.

❍ Symptoms of morning dizziness

Let’s have a look at some common:

  1. A feeling of lightheadedness or experience loss of balance as soon as you wake up
  2. A feeling of fainting
  3. Feeling off-balance or disorientated
  4. Spinning sensation or vertigo
  5. Nausea & vomiting
  6. Blurred vision or double vision
  7. Headaches
  8. Falls
  9. Fatigue
  10. Inner ear pain

Possible causes of morning dizziness and dizziness treatment

Now let’s move on to possible causes of morning dizziness. It can be a result of a fun-filled night party or it may occur due to an underlying medical condition. Generally, a majority of people experience morning dizziness occasionally once in a while, which does not necessarily indicate a severe condition that requires immediate attention or is a cause of
concern.

When you feel dizzy in the morning as soon as you wake up it may be due to a sudden change in the balance of your body. If you are suffering from inflammation or disorder in the inner ear the movement of fluids and calcium crystals in the inner ear triggers the symptoms when you change the position suddenly while sleeping. We will discuss the possible causes of morning dizziness and how to manage these conditions. Seek medical help if the condition is severe and you are experiencing bouts of dizziness every single day.

❍ Causes of morning dizziness and treatment

Here is a list of some common causes of morning dizziness and how to manage them:

  1. Dehydration
  2. Certain Medications
  3. Sleep Apnea
  4. Vertigo
  5. Hypoglycemia

1. Dehydration

Dehydration is one of the most common causes of morning dizziness. If you are not drinking an adequate amount of water in a whole day or not taking a sufficient amount of healthy fluids, you can become dehydrated. Lack of water content in the body can make the person feel dizzy while making it difficult for your brain to function properly. In case you did not take any liquid content several hours before going to sleep, you may experience morning dizziness as you will become dehydrated by morning. If you are taking certain medications, like heart medicine, it can even make your body dehydrated.

If you have consumed alcohol or caffeinated beverages right before sleeping, then it is one possible cause of making your body dehydrated while sleeping and you may experience morning dizziness. Many causes make your body dehydrated which can further result in morning dizziness. Feeling thirsty, fatigue, headaches, dry mouth & lips are some of the common dizziness symptoms. Keeping your body hydrated by drinking a sufficient amount of healthy fluids and water prevents you from getting dizzy as soon as you wake up in the morning.

2. Side Effects of Certain Medications

Some people take certain medications regularly due to health conditions. If you are one, then the side effects of certain medications can be one such possible cause of morning dizziness. If you are experiencing morning dizziness due to any medicine, then consult your doctor about the prescribed medicine. He would suggest the right way of taking the medicine or would ask you to change the time or reduce the dose.

Antidepressants, anti-seizure drugs, blood pressure medications, allergy medicines, prostate drugs, and sedatives are some of the common drugs responsible for causing dizziness. Your doctor will switch on you to different treatments or decrease your dose or change your medicine which will help you to find some relief from morning dizziness.

3. Sleep Apnea

No one ignore the importance of sleep. Sleep apnea is a medical condition that temporarily stops your breath for a few seconds at night while sleeping. It makes your blood deprived of a sufficient amount of oxygen, which makes you experience sudden bouts of dizziness. It becomes quite impossible for a patient suffering from sleep apnea to have a sound sleep. Due to deprivation of sleep, you may feel weak and experience loss of balance as you wake up in the morning. Consulting a doctor is recommended to seek medical help in improving the sleep apnea conditions. If you are experiencing sleep apnea, you may snore a lot at night which indicates your nighttime breathing patterns are responsible for morning dizziness.

4. Vertigo

Vertigo is referred to as a spinning sensation where a person may experience whether he is spinning or nearby surroundings are spinning all by itself. A person may experience a loss of balance or feel dizzy (Chakkar aana) due to vertigo conditions. BPPV is the most common cause of vertigo, diagnosed in a majority of patients. It can be one of the common causes of morning dizziness. BPPV is caused due to deposition of calcium crystals in the inner ear, which blocks the vestibular nerve, responsible for sending signals from the inner ear to the brain that regulates the balance of the body.

When you sleep for long hours, it leads to the change in the position of the head that triggers the movement of calcium crystals in the inner ear and make you feel dizzy as soon as you get up in the morning. Vertigo is one such possible cause of morning dizziness. Regular practice of repositioning maneuvers and following some vertigo home remedies helps you in finding some relief and ease your issue of morning dizziness.

5. Low Blood Sugar Levels or Hypoglycemia

Morning dizziness can also be a sign of dips in sugar levels. If you are having low blood sugar levels, it may lead to hormonal and chemical changes in the body those results in morning dizziness along with sweating. People with diabetes are at higher risk of low blood sugar, but it is not always the case. Low blood sugar levels can be a result of certain medications, drinking alcohol without eating, and other health ailments as well. Grab a bar of chocolate or drink orange juice or any other healthy beverage that contains sugar as soon as you experience dips in sugar levels.

Altering certain lifestyle habits by reducing the intake of alcohol and taking a healthy diet along with keeping your body hydrated helps in preventing dizziness. If you are experiencing morning dizziness once in a while take it easy, it may be a result of a hangover or dehydration, which will subside after following the right measures. If you are experiencing morning dizziness regularly, seeking medical help is recommended to get the
best dizziness treatment.

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