Tips for successful treatment
- Hold each position for 45 seconds or until vertigo subsides.
- Keep your head still with each position.
- Quickly turn your head for each position. Too slow and it will cause the crystal to fall back into the canal.
- You know you are better if you get an immediate relief of your vertigo.
After the Epley maneuver
For the next 2 nights sleep with your head elevated. You can do this by stacking pillows. If you have an adjustable bed elevate it. A wedge pillow can be of great use as well. You can also sleep in a recliner.
If your vertigo returns after it is clear repeat the Epley maneuver.
What do I do if it doesn’t work?
If after two tries and your vertigo is not getting better then imaging to determine if you have positional vertigo and what canal is recommended.