Does an Incline Elevated Position Help Your Tinnitus When Sleeping?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Stu1983, May 31, 2019.

    1. Stu1983
      Studious

      Stu1983 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Around 2008/spiked Dec 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      2008 sound?Meds?Not sure/Dec 20 2018 meds doubled the volume
      Hi everyone,

      I’m wondering if anyone here has had any success with sleep by putting their mattress on an incline or using a pillow wedge of some sort?

      In the morning I wake up to my tinnitus beeping and when I elevate my myself it seems to stop. This only occurs when I’m lying down in the morning after sleep.

      Does anyone else experience this?

      Thank you.
       
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    2. Skip G

      Skip G Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic neuroma, right side deaf
      Here is what I was advised by a Proton Specialist. Elevate your head by 10 to 15 degrees. This helps prevent natural brain swelling while sleeping (1-2 mm) thereby reducing pressure on the acoustic nerve. I notice that in the morning upon waking my T is reduced but when getting up it again becomes severe and life altering. My T is a result of an acoustic neuroma that was treated with proton therapy.
       
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    3. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Stu1983
      Studious

      Stu1983 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Around 2008/spiked Dec 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      2008 sound?Meds?Not sure/Dec 20 2018 meds doubled the volume
      @Skip G Thanks for the info. I appreciate it. I think the beeping is waking me up when I'm in light stages of sleep. Like the blood flow isn't good in there from lying down all night.
       
    4. Mister Muso
      Depressed

      Mister Muso Member

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007 / April 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Mine is quiet when I wake up. So I leap out of bed thinking "It's going to be a good day!" and right away, up goes the volume...

      It's early days for me, I'm learning!

      Btw I normally use two pillows.
       
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    5. MBH

      MBH Member

      Location:
      Upstate NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Overloaded stress
      I was sleeping in an incline before tinnitus, due to my allergies. So it works for my tinnitus. You would think I would have neck problems, but I don't.
       
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      AUTHOR
      Stu1983
      Studious

      Stu1983 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Around 2008/spiked Dec 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      2008 sound?Meds?Not sure/Dec 20 2018 meds doubled the volume
    7. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Stu1983
      Studious

      Stu1983 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Around 2008/spiked Dec 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      2008 sound?Meds?Not sure/Dec 20 2018 meds doubled the volume
      Does anyone else have any experience with pillow wedges or bed elevators? Others must have tried this?
       

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