Eli5: Dropping anchor when you get the spins



When you lay down after drinking a few to many, why/how does putting one foot on the ground (dropping anchor) stop the vertigo (spins)?

In: Biology

Your sense of balance is based on feeling and the more points of contact you have the better your balance. (2 feet better than 1)

When you lay down drunk you lose this reference and touching the floor gives you a point to refocus.