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Why Do I Feel Lightheaded When I Stand Up?

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Have you ever stood up and felt a bit dizzy and lightheaded? Learn why it happens in this SciShow Quick Question! Hosted by: Michael Aranda ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters -- we couldn't make SciShow without them! Shout out to Justin Ove, Accalia Elementia, Kathy & Tim Philip, Kevin Bealer, Justin Lentz, Fatima Iqbal, Linnea Boyev, Tomasz Jonarski, Chris Peters, Philippe von Bergen, Will and Sonja Marple, and Mark Terrio-Cameron. ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Links to Other Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvvH9gd1Njk Sources: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/low-blood-pressure/basics/definition/con-20032298 http://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1215/p2393.html http://www.medicinenet.com/orthostatic_hypotension/page2.htm#what_is_orthostatic_hypotension http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/hypotension-orthostatic http://www.wisegeekhealth.com/what-is-a-head-rush.htm http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/AboutHighBloodPressure/Understanding-Blood-Pressure-Readings_UCM_301764_Article.jsp#.VsOMLrQ4Gt8
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But I was standing and everything was a hue of blue all of the sudden and my hearing was being blocked. When I hurriedly layed down on the bed my body regained it normal composure after awhile.
Emma Jervis (2 days ago)
My headache is making me dizzy
Syed Sammer Haider (2 days ago)
OMG I really wanna know this... I felt this
Alex Thao (5 days ago)
Why do I feel light headed when I play basketball?
Campbell DIT (8 days ago)
I fell over today when I stood up and stretched off a couch. The next thing I knew my mom was telling me if I'm okay and to get up off the floor. She said that when I fell (I don't remember falling) that I started having spasms and throwing my arms and legs everywhere (I had a seizure.) I am scared now because I feel like I am going to have sleep paralysis.
blaze 420 (10 days ago)
This keeps happening to me i haven't ate its prob cuz of that i only ate tosts and milk
Ashley Stephens (11 days ago)
How I got it: 1. I was laying down on my bed. 2. I wanted to get food to eat. 3. I was going to stand up 4. I started to see black colors and I see Stars.. 5. I'm dizzy. 6. Almost fell down 7. I'm great c: 8. Bruh THERES NO 8!
i fainted and fell back hitting my head and arms but i didn’t feel any pain and then i stood and and sat on my bed quickly
lamfilipos (12 days ago)
Not certain about the points made but ,if anyone else needs to find out about cure vertigo today book try Vertical Fixer Method (should be on google have a look ) ? Ive heard some great things about it and my cousin got cool results with it.
Mellowgang TM (19 days ago)
Very useful...
Horororo trumppp (22 days ago)
This happens to me every time. After I use my Phone, I sand up and I suddenly feel dizzy and my eyes black out. There was this time that I collapsed and I was in shock. :(
Mr Mobilegaming (1 month ago)
I have that but i see black everytime it hapens and even when i stand up slow its hapents
Abe Smith (1 month ago)
Google said it's cancer. 😂😂 Good to know that I'm not dying haha.
Danielle 1244 (1 month ago)
I have POTS I have syncope at least once a weeks it sucks
American nationalist (1 month ago)
I stood up and passed out for like 3 minutes
Caroline Proctor (1 month ago)
My blood pressure last time I got it checked was 60
MihaialexeXII (1 month ago)
But it happens even if i do not stand up fast.. For example when i get out of bed!
cutezy pupzy (1 month ago)
when I stand for like one hour I get dizzy and I got so dizzy that I had to sit down but when I sat down i wasn't dizzy enymore.can someone tell me why does this happen to me?has this ever happened to you?
Lazy Jessie (1 month ago)
OOOOOOO i thought i was gonna die😆
MegaFlame Dinero (1 month ago)
google says there are 700 genders,ridiculous
bearsemen (1 month ago)
why do i feel things? and how can i stop feeling things/control how i feel all the time?
Oops (1 month ago)
It just happened to me.
Zidkia Daal (1 month ago)
I have had it 3times today and its only 3pm.....
Finally an answer to this!!!
guy dangerous (1 month ago)
I fainted because of this today
BtdBattlesPro (1 month ago)
O Mfg Ty Bruh
MrSoldier (2 months ago)
omfg this happens to me all the time lmao
Ricardo Diampon (2 months ago)
I JUST FAINTED EARLIER WHEN I STOOD UP FROM BED AND WENT TO THE CR AND PEED I SUDDENLY SEE BLACK IN THE SIDES OF MY EYE UNTIL ITS TOTAL BLACK THEN I THINK I FELL TO THE CR FLOOR AND HIT MY HEAD AND REGAINED MY CONSCIOUSNESS I THOUGH IT WAS A DREAM STANDING UP I FELT SO SHOCKED IM 13 YEARS OLD
srinnynugget (2 months ago)
I've fainted by this before
Queen_jocelynn 9 (2 months ago)
I experience this every day... it’s caused because I have vasovagal syncope. Just the other day i fainted and scraped my scalp, and just a very slight concussion
Miles Huff (2 months ago)
I once completely fainted for a fraction of a second when I stood up too fast.
Da__Kracken__Is -here (2 months ago)
I had a head rush and got light headed at the same time and I felt really really bad.
shamzambada (2 months ago)
Everytime I got this head rush I'd feel like going to the floor and stretching myself. Idk why ..
Albert (2 months ago)
So basically basic human physiology
Anthony Manzanarez (2 months ago)
I'm 15 and this always use to happen to me when i was 13
lorcan mcneill (2 months ago)
It happens to me also but if you cross your legs for a moment before you stand up it might decrease the dizziness
fandom trash (2 months ago)
00:17 that happens all the time ( except i actually do fall over)
Jake the dog (2 months ago)
Anyone else like being lightheaded? I do. I don't care if i get something bad when bored, like a...heart attack or something.
xilliam (2 months ago)
Im glad this isnt as bad as I thought it was
qlatypus (2 months ago)
i swear when i do this certain thing, its like the sun rushes me and i cant see anything.
RC Hobby - Reviews (2 months ago)
If your vision fades, to avoid passing out, crouch down, put hands above your head, move your head up while pushing down on it with your hands. This causes your body to quickly rush blood back to your brain. Meaning you will instantly feel normal again.
Masked One (2 months ago)
Just came from the fainting video. We both get head rush very easily we don't need to stand up we can be lying down or sitting and stretch boom head rush it sometimes ain't nice.
Virgo Heart (2 months ago)
I want to know some more details. Like what might make this more likely to occur? Do certain foods help or make it worse? Does temperature effect the likelihood of it happening? I've noticed on hot Summer days I seem much more sensitive to it happening. Just like in cold winter days I seem more sensitive to charlie horses in my feet (Muscle tightening uncomfortably).
Queen PuffPuff (3 months ago)
Lol i was laying down on the floor and once i got up to go to my kitchen i got light headed
Phoenix Franks (3 months ago)
The dizziness vertigo option “great joko space” (Google it) saved my life from further problems. I was light headed along with vertigo and would have debilitating instances. I was scared to drive my automobile since I had one particular spell while driving. I have been making use of this twice a day for 4 months and until now no more light-headedess, queasiness or dizziness.
Tanner Crane (3 months ago)
Yea i get all the time when i get up
Yarrow Justice (3 months ago)
This dizziness vertigo remedy “great joko space” (Google it) took away my mind spinning and helped with my dizziness. Annually I get vertigo for several days, but I`m no longer worried since I have this particular treatment solution now. It`s also non-drowsy so I did not get sleepy or feel fatigued during the day. I like this procedure!
Samuel Asiimwe (3 months ago)
This happens evertime i wake up
Mandy Dubois (3 months ago)
Usually happens when I’m taking a bath or when I’m eating a hot soup or sitting in a hot kitchen will make me feel light headed but 2 weeks ago it got so bad my vision became cloudy and I Clouldnt really hear. I got so scared but it lasted about a few minutes . Got checked out and everything is fine. Now I know to take my time sitting up lol
Luka (3 months ago)
That happened to me quite sometimes but now i fainted and i really got scared thanks for making things clear i was really concerned
Kitty Purry (3 months ago)
I fell and hit my head 😉
Robert Morgan (3 months ago)
Does height effect this haha xD. I am 6'4 and this seems to happen to me more offten then my shorter friends 😂😂😂
Spoony Quine (3 months ago)
That used to happen to me all the time, to the point where I would fall down and even pass out completely. Not anymore, though.
I thought i had frigging cancer or do I
Rolly Polly (3 months ago)
So cute.
Meitnerium (3 months ago)
That happens to me a lot
Annie (3 months ago)
Im sick right now I been coughing and it hurts my chest and my eyes keep watering (FOR NO REASON) AND when I stand up or turn my head fast THIS HAPPENEDS!!! Ugh I hate it it hurts!!! Its happeneds EVERYDAY!!!
Abbey Lily (3 months ago)
I get head rushes a lot.. gotta stop standing up so quickly :P i dont wanna actually faint
dallvin nilson (3 months ago)
i thought the blood streams out of the brain
Oscar (3 months ago)
1:43 this happend to me in class and I fell on the floor and fell asleep for 2 mins
Tahmin Helal (3 months ago)
I have a fever and when I stand up I feel like I’m just gonna faint.
mallikarjun.s Sidanna (3 months ago)
Love you guys,omg I feel soo much better now
TheHB'STech JZ (3 months ago)
I thought i was gona die
Brodini Got Magic (4 months ago)
Oh thank god! Wikipedia told me I have 3-4 weeks left to live.
Halle's Gaming Channel (4 months ago)
When I got up to fast once I started to walk and I got dizzy and then I couldn't see then I fell then I started laughing wondering what happened.
Gaynor Mike (4 months ago)
Pheeew l really thought l was dying l get these exact episodes like all the time and been wondering whats going on. Thanks a lot friend.......
killerwasp102 (4 months ago)
This is my special skill
WojakMus (4 months ago)
I once stood up from the toilet too fast and i fell down and fainted for 4seconds and then i was like «wtf»
Alex luna (4 months ago)
I get these 3times a day
kayden edgar (4 months ago)
Thank you I thought I had pots
Asta M (4 months ago)
when i wake up i fell great then stand up and 5 seconds later everything turns black and it fells like im roling over it sucks
Shinyomiya Hayato (4 months ago)
0-0 I had mine for a month now I don't get up from the bed
Raul frutis (4 months ago)
Once I was watching YouTube for a while laying down and when I stood up I got light headed and stood still for a second and then I fell over and i when to catch my self but I just hit my my head on my wall and now I'm here :3
Please answer my vision get blurry is it normal when I stand up
T3rmination Nation (4 months ago)
Me:* wakes up * * walks to bathroom * * starts to pee * Blood pressure: * drops * "that's where you're wrong kiddo" Me(obviously conflicted about what to do): * decides to keep peeing * * falls over * * takes a nice nap *
Shifra Annika (4 months ago)
I almost faint this morning beacause of that
Neil deGrasse Tyson (4 months ago)
yesterday i had a head rush and just as i thought is was going to stop it got worst i stopped hearing anything my vision went black and i fell on the ground. it was really fun it was like a rollarcoaster all dizzy and when i fainted i could still feel so it felt like a was falling in a hole with all kinds of things sticking out.
sofiyah misri (4 months ago)
sometimes, I would be just walking by the sidewalk and then suddenly my body would stop functioning and I'm falling down.And at that time my eyes were still open and I'm like"Wat are u doing!!!" and then everything gets back to normal.These sometimes happen frequently and it's scary
Izzay Horan (4 months ago)
I get this when I talk in front of people or to someone. 😂
Mm (5 months ago)
I have Autonomic Orthostatic hypotension
mr roast (5 months ago)
I fell over and when I did my hands were shakeing like heck when it stopped I didint rember what just happend
Peter Fielding (5 months ago)
I actually love this feeling it's lit
Yarrow Justice (5 months ago)
I acquired this dizziness vertigo solution “great joko space” (Google it) for my partner hadwho has different levels of dizziness for four to five. He started getting outcomes after four days, and now after a week, even though not 100% yet he`s had long periods of full relief. I am hoping this treatment will be the answer as well as he`ll have no more dizziness troubles to suffer from.
Arjun Singh (5 months ago)
Legs Day Squads 🙌🏼
Dare Angel (5 months ago)
I fainted once when I was like 11. I am an athlete and I had surgery on both my feet and so I can't do any training with the casts.. Now I lay down for like 1 minute and my blood pressure goes down to the point where I feel like falling over.
werefox fan (5 months ago)
This happened to me several times, but one time i got so lightheaded that i lost control of my entire body, but not for long.
mr roast (5 months ago)
werefox fan same but for me 4sec and I didn't rember lol
Darragh Holden (5 months ago)
I received this dizziness vertigo remedy “great joko space” (Google it) for my partner hadwho has varying degrees of dizziness for four to five. He began having results after four days, and now after a week, despite the fact that not 100% yet he`s had long periods of full alleviation. Ideally, with extended use, he will be dizzy free before long.
TheGolden Pokeball (5 months ago)
Yesterday I passed out from standing up to fast at the movie theater
*Ashley * (5 months ago)
When I get out of bed in the morning I get light headed Is there something wrong with me? I’m 11
C (5 months ago)
Im not sure if its the same thing but damn it feels amazing
Jen Rogers (5 months ago)
One time i went to walk to the bathroom and i got dizzy and tingly in my hands and ended up hitting my elbow on the tub. Ive fallen a few times from this. Went to reach for my door handle and next thing im on the floor like wtf just happened.
BigFatPanda Laktana (5 months ago)
I once fell down. My father got super woried
Sean Combs (5 months ago)
I told my recruiter that this happened to me and she said it sounds like something that would prevent me from joining the Air Force. How can I stop this from happening as much?
booger king (5 months ago)
Is this why some people faint in a slingshot ride?
Roel Pina (5 months ago)
Ok so I'm laying watching tv I stand up and my head hurts and pounding for like 3/4 seconds why is that?
Queen JulesTM (5 months ago)
I woke up this morning and everything was dizzy and right at the door I fell to the ground and almost fell asleep. I was just staring at the ground and it was like I could get up or move.
Jack Criscione (5 months ago)
This happened to me but I was leaning against a wall and it lasted 3 minutes.
Jack Criscione (5 months ago)
It’s funny because this happened to me in a hospital when my sister was getting an asthma checkup.
HonkYourChomp (5 months ago)
I hate that. I'm getting it everyone I get up and sometimes I fall over
McCoy Witham (5 months ago)
I have only blacked out once during this, when I hit my carpet I woke up
Sydney Tonkin (5 months ago)
Yeahhhhhhh, except for me, my vision blurs completely to gray and I go entirely blind, and then my face turns numb and all of my muscles weaken and I’m incapacitated for about 30 seconds. And that happens at least 5 times a week. Sometimes multiple times in one day. That’s fun.

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