Dizziness, headache and sleep apnea?

by T Belmont
(scottsville, KY)

My husband wakes up with a bad headache. He feels like he is in a cloud,foggy and dizzy. This last all day. Does this sound like Sleep Apnea?


Dizziness can be a result of sleep apnea, and many people with untreated sleep disorders complain about symptoms related to dizziness, such as:
  • feelings as the ground drops away from you when you're walking,

  • losing your balance when you close your eyes and move your head (especially in the shower),

  • rocking sensation, like after spending a long period of time on a boat,

  • and many other examples related to losing balance.

Morning headache is another side effect from untreated sleep apnea.

So, a bunch of weird stuff is going to happen to your brain if have sleep deprivation. However, you cannot diagnose a sleep disorder only from these symptoms. The migraine and dizziness can be caused by other health problems, including tumors.

You can find more about headaches and sleep apnea here.

So is important for your husband to get a good work-up from a neurologist. He should also be checked by an ENT, chiropractic, brain MRI. And, if nothing is wrong, the next step will be a sleep study.

If the final diagnosis is sleep apnea, the CPAP will definitely improve the dizziness, headaches, memory problems, and quality of sleep, as long as your husband can tolerate it.

I hope it helps. Don't be afraid to comment back.

Remy Thierry
Founder of Sleep Apnea Guide

Comments for Dizziness, headache and sleep apnea?

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Jun 23, 2012
dizziness with apnea
by: Anonymous

Thankyou for your great information. I have just been diagnosed with sleep apnea (am awaiting a dental appliance)and struggle with the symptoms exactily as you noted them. I blamed it on anxiety

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Sleep Apnea Help Line.

Latest Updates

  1. The CPAP Machine Guide for Newbies

    Everything You Need to Know About CPAP Machine. Learn about CPAP using a detailed Guide that will educate you to choose the best CPAP and help you to avoid the most common side effects.

    Read More

  2. CPAP Benefits | Sleep Apnea Guide

    Can CPAP benefits boost your health if you have sleep apnea or snoring? And is it worth it to sleep with a mask on your face every night?

    Read More

  3. CPAP Claustrophobia | How to Eliminate it?

    How to prevent and eliminate CPAP claustrophobia? Learn how to sleep with your CPAP mask on even if you have CPAP anxiety.

    Read More

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name (optional)

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Sleep Apnea Info.
Share This Site

Email; Contact UsContact Us