Tinnitus is a disorder that causes constant ringing sounds in a person’s ear, and could be temporary, or last indefinitely. While the sensation itself is not painful, it can adversely affect your health when it interferes with your ability to sleep or concentrate. Using the effective advice in the article below will add to your understanding on how to cope with tinnitus.
Try using white noise from a fan, a radio, a television or anything that can give your mind something other than the noise in your head to focus on. The ambient noise helps to mask the noise of the tinnitus so you do not notice it as much. If the only sound you hear is tinnitus, it can create a self-reinforcing cycle, as focusing on the tinnitus makes it seem louder.
If you should begin hearing a constant ringing sound in one or both ears, you must stay calm. It could mean nothing, and it is generally not considered to be an indicator of any serious disease or illness. If it does go away on its own, you may want to see a doctor, though it is nothing to freak out about.
Only give yourself 15 minutes to try and fall asleep. If this amount of time is up and you are not asleep, then get out of bed and leave your room. Do not do any physical activity or anything stressful. Instead, stick with an activity that will relax you. Reinforce the idea of your bed as a place that is exclusively for sleep and not a nightly toss and turn place.
If you’re struggling with tinnitus, you should consider having a medical professional, preferably a doctor, clean out your ears. If you have a lot of ear wax, your tinnitus will worsen, and Q-tips only push the wax up to your eardrum.
Many prescription meds can cause tinnitus, so consider whether your symptoms started with a new medication. Many drugs have tinnitus as a side effect, so you may be able switch medications and eliminate the ringing in your ears. If you’re able to, and always under the guidance of your physician, try to stop taking your pills one at a time, for a week at a time. You just might find some relief for your tinnitus.
A constant ringing in your ears can be extremely frustrating. If you have a hard time going to sleep, turn on the TV, listen to some music to help you fall asleep.
Running a fan or a machine that produces a white noise, can help to drown out your tinnitus and allow you to sleep better. Try out many different “white” noises to find which one most relaxes you. You can fall asleep when you have white noise distracting you from your tinnitus symptoms.
Tinnitus does not physically hurt, but it can negatively impact the way you feel, and your daily activities. Your best bet for managing tinnitus is to explore different treatment options. The advice you have read in this article can help you manage your tinnitus.