Ever feel like the room is spinning, after getting up too quickly in the morning?
Typically, dizziness only occurs after intense movement or during motion sickness. But for some people, dizzy spells can come out of nowhere. This, combined with feeling off balance, is referred to as vertigo.
It’s different from other types of dizziness because you don’t have to be moving to experience it (1). Many wonder how to get rid of vertigo, but it isn’t exactly straightforward.
While vertigo spells can come and go, some things can trigger it. For one, getting up too quickly, being nauseous, excess exercise, stress, and lack of sleep can exasperate the condition. Debilitating as it may be, vertigo is a symptom, not a condition in itself.
Oddly enough, some types of vertigo can disappear without conventional treatment (2).
How To Know It’s Vertigo
The most common cause of vertigo is an inner ear problem. Specifically, it’s usually caused by a problem in the balance organs of the inner ear. This is referred to as peripheral vertigo.
Alternately, it can be caused by a dysfunction in the central nervous system. This is called central vertigo.