Dizziness while sleeping

I was wondering if anyone else has ever experienced being dizzy in your sleep? Last night I barely slept because every single time I moved or rolled over (in my sleep) the room started spinning. Well, it's more like my eyes or head is spinning because I don't have my eyes open to see the room spin. It's a really terrible feeling and it seems like once it happens during the night it's going to keep happening until I wake up the next morning. It's something that has been happening to me for the past 3 years or so on and off.

I am sure that this sounds weird and confusing but that's how it feels to me. I can't seem to find anything online directly about being dizzy while sleeping because it never happens to me while I'm awake.
It could be Vertigo??? I get Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) sometimes for no apparent reason other than a head cold or particles in my inner ear. Here's some info you would need to see an ear nose and throat specialist to diagnose you.http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/diz...SECTION=causes
I was going to suggest vertigo also. I would see a doctor. I'm trying to inform you, not scare you, but it can be dangerous to drive if you do have it.
Oh, you poor thing! Yes, I have experienced this many times. Then, one morning I woke up and it was doing it as I stood up. It got worse as the day went on to where I was feeling totally nauseous. I ended up at the doctors and was diagnosed with "vertigo". It's a generic term for an inner ear disturbance. It can be caused by an infection, backed up eustacian tubes or even small crystals that are floating in the small labyrinth inside your inner ear. My doctor gave me Antivert which made me so sleepy, but helped somewhat. Vertigo goes away on its own and can last from 2 weeks to a month. Mine was pretty much gone in 2 weeks. I couldn't even drive for a week. It was sooo weird. I still get that feeling at night sometimes, but it goes away. I hope this isn't too much info. and I hope it helps.

Last edited by curlyjean; 11-22-2008 at 06:32 PM. Reason: spelling
The Canalith repositioning procedure is also an effective treatment which worked for me along with antihistimines.

This does happen to me, and I've had vertigo, so I've always attributed it to that. Mention it to your doctor; there are meds and exercises that can help.
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Oh that sounds terrible.

I never have experienced this, but my Mom had Vertigo, and yes, this happeend to her numerous times! I remember having to go to the ER with her and my Dad quite a few times in the middle of the night when this would happen, because she'd be so freaked out.
You have my sympathies. It's awful. The only time I'd get it was when I was on the nicotine patch.
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another vote for positional vertigo. if you can find someone trained in the Epley Maneuver they can help with that. they will also give you vestibular rehabilitation exercises. when i feel the dizzies coming on again, i just start doing my exercises again to help them disappear.
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