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8 Effective Immediate Reliefs For Unexpected Dizziness

8 Effective Immediate Reliefs For Unexpected Dizziness

Most people experience dizziness occasionally, and it doesn’t have a huge effect on their lives. However, some people experience dizziness frequently and it can be tiresome and frustrating. Dizziness is not an illness, but it can be a symptom of illnesses such as low blood pressure, anemia, allergies, neurological disorders, and hypoglycemia. It can also be caused by dehydration.

Dizziness may cause you to feel unsteady and light-headed. You may experience blind spots, ringing noise in your ears, weakness, and a feeling of spinning. In extreme cases dizziness can cause people to faint, which can result in other injuries.

If you often experience dizziness, try these 8 remedies and methods for relief:

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1. Ginger

Ginger has been used for hundreds of years to prevent dizziness and nausea. This is because it stimulates blood flow to the brain, reducing dizziness and chance of fainting. You can chew on a small piece of fresh ginger or drink ginger tea daily to reduce dizziness. Both fresh ginger and ginger herbal tea bags are available at most stores, so this is one of the most convenient remedies.

2. Indian Gooseberry

Indian gooseberries (Amla) are a popular Avurvedic remedy for light-headedness. This is because Indian gooseberries are filled with vitamin C and A which help to improve blood circulation while boosting immunity. Make your own Indian gooseberry tea by grinding two de-seeded gooseberries into a paste. Add the paste to a cup with two teaspoons of coriander seeds and a cup of water. Leave the mixture overnight and then strain it and drink the water. You can do this every day to reduce the symptoms of dizziness.

3. Lemon

Lemon can also be used as a remedy for dizziness as it contains vitamin C. Simply squeeze half a lemon into a glass of water, add a teaspoon of sugar, and drink it.

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4. Feverfew

Feverfew can help to reduce dizziness, nausea, headaches, and vomiting while improving blood circulation. You can either eat two fresh feverfew leaves when you feel dizzy, or you can buy dried feverfew leaves that you can strain through hot water to create a feverfew tea. You can drink the tea daily to reduce symptoms.

5. Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba is another herb that improves blood flow to the brain. It can also help to treat tinnitus, one of the causes of dizziness. You can buy Ginkgo Biloba at most stores. Simply buy the loose herbal tea and brew your own.

6. Foods High in Iron and Folic Acid

A healthy diet that contains food high in iron and folic acid will also help to prevent dizziness. Try consuming iron-rich foods such as spinach, tofu, almonds, lentils, and asparagus, and include foods that are rich in folic acid, such as green leafy vegetables, liver, sprouts, bananas, and peanuts.

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If your dizziness has reached an unbearable level, try these 2 methods:

7. Epley Maneuver

The Epley Maneuver can relieve dizziness, but it is important to speak to your doctor before doing it yourself. This is because it is only effective if the problem is BPPV, which is caused when small crystals of calcium become loose in your ear.

Sit on the edge of your bed and turn your head 45 degrees to the left or right (depending on which ear causes vertigo). Place a pillow on the bed so that it will rest on your shoulders when you lie down. Lie down quickly with your face up. Keep your head turned to a 45 degree angle and wait 30 seconds. Turn your head 90 degrees to the other side without raising it and wait another 30 seconds. Turn your body onto its side so that you are looking at the floor and wait another 30 seconds. Slowly sit up and stay still for another 30 seconds.

8. Deep Breathing

Deep breathing can reduce dizziness as it provides extra oxygen to the brain. Place your hand on your abdomen and inhale slowly. Hold the breath for a few seconds and exhale. Repeat until your dizziness has subsided.

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If dizziness persists you may have a health condition, so you should arrange to speak to a doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

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Amy Johnson

Amy is a writer who blogs about relationships and lifestyle advice.

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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