How to Deal with BPPV and Sleepless Nights

BPPV, sleepless, vertigo relief

Can't sleep because of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo? Do you wake up tired because you experience vertigo episodes when you turn from one side to another? Are you increasingly frustrated as the days go by, and you still can't get ample shut-eye? Many people can empathize with your pain because BPPV accounts for most cases seeking vertigo relief

Let's help you get acquainted with some of the usual sleeping problems reported by BPPV patients and a few tips to ensure that you sleep at least a few hours at night.

 

Sleep and BPPV: Why It's Hard to Cope

A study has found that BPPV is a vestibular disorder that can significantly impact sleep quality. The researchers looked at different factors that influence the study participants' sleep quality. These include: 

  • Heart rate
  • Electroencephalogram (records brain activity)
  • Electrooculogram (measures eye movements while sleeping)
  • Thoracic and abdominal respiratory movement (measures the quality of breathing)
  • Transcutaneous oxygen saturation (measures oxygen level beneath the skin)
  • Periodic leg movement
  • Apnea–Hypopnea Index (average number of apneas and hypopneas)

The findings revealed that most patients with BPPV had poor-quality sleep because of disruptions and sleep-related disorders. Many also have decreased daytime function because they couldn't get enough rest. 

Vertigo Relief Options to Help You Recharge At Night

When you have BPPV, even the slightest movements can cause debilitating vertigo attacks. Thankfully, you can work around your condition with the help of a few tips and tricks, such as the following: 

  • Limit your intake of food triggers like coffee, alcohol, and sodium-rich products
  • Try doing breathing exercises when the vertigo episodes occur to calm the mind and nerves
  • Incorporate home BPPV exercises into your morning and evening routine
  • Retrain your brain to perceive head movements using the Epley Maneuver
  • Address posture problems brought on by previous injuries through upper cervical care

BPPV, sleepless, vertigo relief

Stop Second-guessing: Find Out If You Need Upper Cervical Chiropractic Adjustments! 

There’s a reason why vertigo episodes persist despite taking medications and undergoing certain procedures. This is no other than neck bone misalignments which often go undetected until you go through the physical tests provided by an Upper Cervical doctor.The unique shape of the atlas and axis bones puts them at high risk for misalignments, especially when the ligaments holding them in place get torn during an accident or due to physical abuse. Find out if your uppermost neck bones are still in proper alignment. We especially recommend doing so if you hurt your head or neck to any degree. The sooner you can fix the alignment of your uppermost neckbones, the quicker you can remove the pressure on the brainstem and nervous system that prevents you from correctly processing information on balance and movements. Seeking Upper Cervical Care will also help improve your posture and address neurovascular compression – another factor influencing the severity and frequency of vestibular symptoms like vertigo. Begin seeking a promising way to achieve vertigo relief. There are only roughly 3000 board-certified Upper Cervical doctors. Let's help you find a vertigo chiropractor near you so you can schedule your first appointment. Browse our Cervical Doctors' Directory today!

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