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Jude's avatar

Oh, Jellies, I'm rolling in early in the a.m., and am wondering why is it that after having consumed large amounts of alcohol, then closing your eyes -- why does the room spin?

Asked by Jude (31977 points ) December 18th, 2009

Oy vey.

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Pretty_Lilly's avatar

“Cuz You’re so F*up and you’re not actually home but on a merry-go-around in a play ground.

Pandora's avatar

I’m not sure but I would imagine because you just pickled your brain.

Symbeline's avatar

Besides all the biological properties attributed to alcohol consumption; because it’s just that awesome.

rooeytoo's avatar

Actually the room is not spinning, you are!!!

hiphiphopflipflapflop's avatar

We’ve put your room on gimbals and when we see that you’ve closed your eyes, we spin it. Just for fun.

Ansible1's avatar

This was explained to me once, can’t exactly remember…but I think it’s because alcohol delays your brain functions, and the cerebellum which controls balance and coordination is confused. So if you close your eyes, you no longer have your vision as a reference point, so it’s super confused.

tinyfaery's avatar

From Wiki

Lay down on the floor, a cold one.

lillycoyote's avatar

It’s just to make it easier for you to throw up when you’re that fucked up, ‘cause you know you’re going to, you know it’s inevitable. Really, it will be a relief.

jonsblond's avatar

We miss you at randomass @jjmah. We’ve got a troll in the chat named enormuswang. pretty funny. Hope you feel better!

Jude's avatar

My girl is passed out on the sofa and I’m about to curl up with her and a kitteh who wants to snuggle.

Shilolo, that’s wrong, guy. So, wrong.

@did the purging. Gross. Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon will lull me to sleep.

Nighty-night..

rooeytoo's avatar

@shilolo -jeez, the look on that guy’s face makes me feel queasy and I am not even unwell!

Ansible1's avatar

@rooeytoo well it’s a lot better than what he looks like later on in the movie…

Jude's avatar

@jonsblond we’re listening to it. Nikki just laughed at something that your hubby said

Christmas in Hollis!

Jude's avatar

Okay, I’m out. Thanks, ladies and gents.

shilolo's avatar

Wait, no one has seen the John Hughes comedy Weird Science (except for ansible1)? Chet was the best character of all. Ugh, I’m old.

rooeytoo's avatar

@shilolo – says released in Australia in 85, so not that you’re older than I, perhaps just different taste in movies!

I did however, recently watch Mall Cop and thought that was funny. Does that count?

tinyfaery's avatar

I knew the reference right away. “there’s going to be sex, drugs, rock-n-roll… chips, dips, chains, whips…”

Ansible1's avatar

Greasy pork sandwich guy = Chet from Weird Science

rooeytoo's avatar

Now I feel old, heheheh (actually I am old, but don’t often feel that way)

hiphiphopflipflapflop's avatar

@Ansible1 Hunh, I don’t remember that scene. Time to watch that movie again! :)

EDIT: Keep mixing that one up with Real Genius!

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

It’s called being drunk. Just make it to the toilet before you do the technicolor yawn part.

Allie's avatar

I feel like the room is spinning and I’m not even drunk. =(

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@Symbeline +GA now you’re ahead of me again, please stay there :^)

Symbeline's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land—I’m preventing myself from such. “GA’s.*

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@Symbeline I can’t figure out how I got this many anyway

Symbeline's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land Same here. I guess we’re just that awesome.

Judi's avatar

Just be careful not to get a FWI (fluthering while intoxicated.) I almost got one of those after taking ambien the other night.

hearkat's avatar

Ahhhh… the bed spins. You are experiencing the sensation of true vertigo. It is worse with your eyes closed because of nystagmus, which is a reflexive movement of the eye when the ear tells the brain that we’re spinning. When we open our eyes and fix our gaze on a stable object, the visual input will usually override the vestibular signal. However, because of intoxication, that system isn’t functioning efficiently, either.

As @Allie mentions, it is the same sensation that many people with inner ear disorders experience, without the fun of a night out drinking.

@Allie: So many have posted questions about vertigo and dizziness… have we discussed yours before? Have you gotten a diagnosis and any treatment?

babyblue's avatar

Put on foot on the floor, it helps, sorry, I hate the room spins, they suck.

Jude's avatar

@hearkat My girlfriend did mention Vertigo, last night. I hate that dizzy feeling. I’m feeling much better this rnorning. I woke up with all of my clothes on and cat sprawled out across my neck. I managed to get down a bit of water and a tylenol when we got home. Saves you from the killer headache when you first wake up. Stomach is still a bit queasy.

@Judi no more drunken Fluthering for this lady. :)

Allie's avatar

@hearkat I don’t have a diagnosis. There’s nothing to diagnose. As far as I know, I don’t have an inner ear disorder.
I was dizzy for another reason the night I made my previous post, but now I don’t remember the reason.

hearkat's avatar

@Allie: Whew! I hope it doesn’t return!

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