Why Do I Get Dizzy When I Stand Up?
Dizziness affects millions of people. The causes for dizziness can range anywhere from viral infections to inner ear canal dysfunctions to blood pressure problems.
This Time Magazine article talks about Orthostatic Hypotension, a blood pressure cause of Dizziness. Check it out:
It happens every so often when you get up from your desk, or hop out of bed. You stand up suddenly and are met with a feeling of wooziness. In some cases, your vision gets splotchy, or you have to brace yourself until the dizziness passes—which it always does in a matter of seconds.
Experts have a name for this fleeting condition: initial orthostatic hypotension (OH). If you experience it now and then—and research suggests most people do—rest assured that, in most cases, it’s harmless.