1. Stand up with your feet together. Have someone nearby just in case you have a strong reaction to this test.
2. Keep your eyes open for one full minute.
3. Then stand with your eyes closed for one full minute.
A positve reaction to this test is if you sway or even fall over. A lot of times it doesn't even matter that your eyes are closed. Even when my eyes are open, if my feet are together, I tend to sway. But, let's get back to balance. It seems that most people with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue are unstable. For those of you who know me well......don't even go there...but it is true. We have trouble with body boundaries and gait tracking. When I first get up and I've been in a real sound sleep, I've been known to walk into walls. I've walked off the sidewalk and bumped into doorways.
That's why I don't drive on holidays.
If I was stopped, I'd NEVER pass a field sobriety test.
And I don't even drink!