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How do you do the Epley maneuver to treat vertigo?

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If your vertigo comes from your left ear and side:

  1. Sit on the edge of your bed. Turn your head 45 degrees to the left (not as far as your left shoulder). Place a pillow under you so when you lie down, it rests between your shoulders rather than under your head.
  2. Quickly lie down on your back, with your head on the bed (still at the 45-degree angle). The pillow should be under your shoulders. Wait 30 seconds (for any vertigo to stop).
  3. Turn your head halfway (90 degrees) to the right without raising it. Wait 30 seconds.
  4. Turn your head and body on its side to the right, so you're looking at the floor. Wait 30 seconds.
  5. Slowly sit up, but remain on the bed a few minutes.
  6. If the vertigo comes from your right ear, reverse these instructions. Sit on your bed, turn your head 45 degrees to the right, and so on. Do these movements three times before going to bed each night, until you've gone 24 hours without dizziness.

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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