Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common causes of vertigo. Vertigo is defined as the sudden sensation that you’re spinning or that the inside of your head is spinning. Sometimes BPPV episodes can last for minutes, hours or even days.

BPPV is usually triggered by specific changes in the position of your head– this includes turning over in bed at night. More often, we see patients that experience BPPV when they tip their head up or down or when they lie down.

Symptoms of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo may include:

  • Dizziness
  • A sense that you or your surroundings are spinning or moving (vertigo)
  • A loss of balance or unsteadiness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

It is important to note that symptoms of BPPV can come and go. It is not uncommon for people to go extended amounts of time without an episode.

For more information about how we can help treat benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, contact us today at (775) 507-2000 .