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How do you do the Brandt-Daroff exercise to treat vertigo?

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Here’s what you need to do for this exercise:

  1. Start in an upright, seated position on your bed.
  2. Tilt your head around a 45-degree angle away from the side causing your vertigo. Move into the lying position on one side with your nose pointed up.
  3. Stay in this position for about 30 seconds or until the vertigo eases off, whichever is longer. Then move back to the seated position.
  4.  Repeat on the other side. You should do these movements from three to five times in a session. You should have three sessions a day for up to two weeks, or until the vertigo is gone for two days.

From: Home Remedies for Vertigo WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 24, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 11/24/2018

SOURCES:

Harvard Health Letter: "Self-Help Videos to Stop Vertigo Work for Some, Not All."

Vicky Hildner, University of Colorado, Denver.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo."

Neurology: “Self-treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.”

University of Texas, Department of Otorhinolaryngology -- Head & Neck: "Home Epley Maneuver."

National Health Service (U.K.): “The Brandt-Daroff Exercise.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 24, 2018

SOURCES:

Harvard Health Letter: "Self-Help Videos to Stop Vertigo Work for Some, Not All."

Vicky Hildner, University of Colorado, Denver.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo."

Neurology: “Self-treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.”

University of Texas, Department of Otorhinolaryngology -- Head & Neck: "Home Epley Maneuver."

National Health Service (U.K.): “The Brandt-Daroff Exercise.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 24, 2018

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