5 Days of Sleeping without a Masker!

Discussion in 'Support' started by luckyman316, Aug 6, 2014.

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    1. luckyman316

      luckyman316 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2013
      I decided to give it a shot, to see if I really needed the air filter machine in my room to use as a masker for my tinnitus. Being that I've been able to sleep in hotel rooms without this stuff, I should be able to sleep at home too. Sure enough, sleeping was not an issue! Actually, sleeping never was... but when I wake up, I notice my tinnitus is reduced. It does slowly come back during the day, but it seems to almost be gone.... though there are still times it spikes depending on situations I am in. This leads me to believe that my tinnitus is either related to my dental work still which I've been trying to get fixed or related to some liver issues.
       
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    2. Christian_B
      No Mood

      Christian_B Member

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      07-2014
      My T is only a month old, but the way i see it you will cope a lot faster if u don't try and mask your T all the time, in the end a lot of us have to live with it! masking the T all the time can only make it more sad when you then hear it without masking.

      But great to hear :)
       
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    3. Ricky81
      Worried

      Ricky81 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      July 14, 2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Assault/Contusion/Ear Infection
      I need white noise and rain sounds all night and I'm still unable to sleep properly.
      My T is 1 month old so eventually I will get used to it. Life sucks now. :(
       
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    4. Floyd Mayweather
      Bored

      Floyd Mayweather Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure or an ear infection, or maybe a combination :(
      Same, except mine is 2 months old. I need a TV to fall asleep. I hope this crap goes :(
       
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    5. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      I take Remeron. But I am looking always forward to my sleep. This is my only escape from a loud, shrill T.
       
    6. Sjoerd

      Sjoerd Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09-2013
      Same here! In the beginning sleeping was a massive problem. I slowly went from not sleeping at all to sleeping 3 hours a night, to 6 hours a night to whatever I need. My fear of going to bed and not being able to sleep is gone. I stopped using sound machines to help me sleep and it does not affect me!

      If I am in my morning or evening "twilight" zone I am not even sure if the tinnitus is there. Nowadays I (again) just love to lay around in my bed on sundays with the tinnitus just being a non intrusive distant whistle. I would have never thought that could happen. I went from banging my head against to wall with a massive fear tinnitus and not being able to sleep to this....just plain lovely!

      I have been sleeping without maskers for about 3 weeks now....lovely!
       
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    7. undecided
      Fine

      undecided Member

      Location:
      Greece
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown.
      Remeron is a very decent AD.
      And it helps with sleep even at very low doses. It is actually more effective for sleep at the lowest dose.
       
    8. pef

      pef Member

      Location:
      Georgia, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      3/16/2013
      I tried a masker for about a week when I first got T, then I said screw it. Eventually I just fell asleep from exhaustion. I've had T for 17 months, and I just go to sleep listening to the T. I managed to get used to it by not masking it at night. I think that was the best decision I could make, for me.
       
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    9. fatz1126

      fatz1126 Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2014

      Hi! I'm just wondering. Are you a back sleeper or it seems to me that you are at the point where it doesnt matter anymore if you sleep with your ears against the pillow where we all know makes the T seem louder.
       
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    10. Ricky81
      Worried

      Ricky81 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      July 14, 2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Assault/Contusion/Ear Infection
      This is my 6th week on T.
      Since taking NAC pills last week Ive been able to sleep without any masking noise. T seems less aggressive.
       
    11. fatz1126

      fatz1126 Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2014
      Is NAC a sleep aid?
       
    12. Ricky81
      Worried

      Ricky81 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      July 14, 2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Assault/Contusion/Ear Infection
    13. pef

      pef Member

      Location:
      Georgia, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      3/16/2013
      Back and sides. When my ears are against the pillow it doesn't make a difference to me. Most of the time I fall asleep I'm usually on my side.
       
    14. fatz1126

      fatz1126 Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2014
      I developed anxiety because of fear of T i guess. The stress, worry. All these piled up. Now i have insomnia, i have to take something to help me sleep. I just wonder, will i ever get back to my normal sleep cycle once my emotions are stable? And the negative thinking about T has been diminished?
       
    15. Ricky81
      Worried

      Ricky81 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      July 14, 2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Assault/Contusion/Ear Infection
      Take Melatonin pills for sleep.
      Review the Melatonin thread in the Treatments page.
       
    16. kaycee
      Doubtful

      kaycee Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      what's NAC pills?
       
    17. George Brady
      Crappy

      George Brady Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1985
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      bad meds
      Use a noisey fan at night don't mask at all doing the day
       
    18. BobDigi
      Kick ass

      BobDigi Member

      Location:
      UK, Fareham
      Tinnitus Since:
      5.6.14
      Have you tried a pillow speaker?
       
    19. Christian_B
      No Mood

      Christian_B Member

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      07-2014
      stop masking your tinnitus, it won't help you at all. Accept it or find the cause.
       
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    20. George Brady
      Crappy

      George Brady Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1985
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      bad meds
      I have pillow speakers to but I only make if I have a really bad spike
       
    21. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
    22. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      I sleep no masking and My T is horrific. I hear it all day loud and clear. Makes no difference if your T can't be masked. Nights are easy, you don't have to try and act normal around people (like you aren't being tortured by T) like in the day. I find it easier to be mentally tortured via T if I don't have to function or do anything, I just have to lay there and take it until I crash...easiest part of my day.
       
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    23. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      Yeah @Telis , feels like dragging around this big secret, hard to be yourself.
       
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