A drink of water
Drinking water is a simple, but effective, remedy for many cases of dizziness. Scientists have begun to study the impact of water on certain kinds of dizziness, such as dizziness caused by sudden changes of position.
Drink water to relieve dizziness
- To prevent dizziness that is caused by standing up suddenly, especially dizziness that happens when you first get up out of bed in the morning, drink two glasses of water before you get up.
- To treat dizziness that occurs because you are fatigued and dehydrated from overexertion, sit down and sip water slowly. You may need some form of salt, even if it is just a bag of potato chips, to take with the water. Or you could try drinking a sports drink that includes electrolytes.
Why It Works
Dizziness is one of the first symptoms of dehydration. It only takes a small decrease in the percentage of water that is available in the body to make a person dizzy. Drinking water hydrates the body, bringing the body's percentage of water back up to normal levels again. Drinking water also makes it easier for the body to eliminate toxins that may be causing your dizziness.
Treating dizziness yourself makes sense if you know why you are dizzy (if, for example, you have an ear infection or flu, you are pregnant and experiencing morning sickness, you have motion sickness, your blood sugar is low because you have not eaten in several hours, your blood pressure is low because you stood up suddenly or have been on your feet a long time, or you are fatigued and/or dehydrated from overexertion). If you do not know why you are dizzy, and you are experiencing regular, frequent dizziness, you should see a doctor.