People with anxiety disorder are frequently feeling floaty, when they change their position rapidly, for example, when they stand up, immediately after lying in bed. People with high or low blood pressure also have this floaty sensation, because of problems with their blood vessels. Sometimes people with neuroticisms or uncontrolled fear have the same symptom. So many people, so many symptoms, but that floaty feeling is the thing that they have in common. Let’s find out more about it.
How Does It Feel Like?
People with anxiety disorder frequently have the following symptoms:
- Ringing in ears;
- Seeing spots;
- Instability while walking or standing;
- Shivering of body;
Some people have one or two symptoms, others have all of them, and that doesn’t make them happy. They are greatly tired of their feeling floaty all the time, but they don’t know how to get rid of it. They have difficulty in concentrating their attention, speaking with other people, because they forget what they were talking about. They also suffer from constant fatigue, they can’t possibly get up from their bed and do something. It’s hard for them to work or study, to live a normal life and enjoy it. They also have the following symptoms:
- Memory impairment;
- General weakness;
- Loss of appetite;
- Blurred vision;
- Anxiety without any reason;
- Constant wish to go to bed;
All of them are the symptoms of anxiety disorder. It’s easy to understand that those people are not happy and fine. People with anxiety disorder can also have the following symptoms:
- Blurred vision;
- Seeing spots;
- Instability of walking;
- Feeling floaty and dizzy.
Such people describe that sensation as if everything around them is floating. All the object around them. For example, they can be lying in bed and looking at the ceiling, and it seems moving constantly. What’s more, the bed under them seems moving too. The same can be said about the walls of their room.
Note!The reason for that is the fact that people with anxiety disorder are constantly scared of something, they feel permanent psychological tension and frequent panic attacks. Because of frequent stresses they suffer from adrenaline rush and lack of oxygen, so they have all those unpleasant symptoms.
Another reason for such symptoms is precollaptoid state, which happens after breakdown of respiratory rhythm. People with neuroticisms and uncontrolled fears have difficulties in breathing. When they get psychological tension, they begin to inhale or exhale more frequently. They have panic attacks and try to breath in deeply, taking more and more oxygen, that’s why they have blurred vision.
What Can help?
When you’ve been feeling floaty for a long period of time, you surely should see a therapist. But when this symptom is not frequent, you can try to help yourself. The first thing you should do is pay attention to your daily schedule, so that it doesn’t ruin your day and your life. Don’t work too much, think about rest. The second thing is your food ration. You should eat healthy food, full of vitamins: fruit, vegetables, meat. The third thing is staying away from stress. You should try and avoid psychological tension to keep yourself calm and happy. Look for positive emotions, talk to people you like and walk outside as often as possible.
Another thing that you should do is reconsider your wake-and-sleep schedule. It’s necessary to get as much sleep as possible, from 7 to 9 hours. People with anxiety disorder suffer from insomnia or light sleep. They wake up in the middle of the night or have unusual dreams. Just one night full of such dreams can bring great harm to the psychological or physical health. And what about dozens of such nights? So, that’s what you can do if you want to improve your sleep.
- Before you fall asleep, lie in your bed for several minute. It should be quiet and dark around you. It’ll be great, if you ventilate your bedroom before.
- You can also have a short walk before you go to bed.
- If your blood pressure is high in the evening, take some medicine which will make it go down.
- If you’re feeling anxiety or panic attack, take some sedatives.
Another thing that you should remember is the following. Even if you have anxiety disorder, your floaty feeling or blurry vision can be the result of another disease. For example, it can be low blood sugar, intoxication or brain disorder. Another reason can be over fatigue or taking some medicines. So, that’s why you should see a doctor before you see a therapist.
It’s necessary to have medical examination, it order to exclude any problems with physical health. Only after that you can get rid of psychological disorder. You’ll notice that you get better, your vision is not blurred anymore and you don’t feel floaty.