Hyperacusis Worse in the Mornings: Why?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Turgy, Oct 7, 2020.

    1. Turgy

      Turgy Member

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      Why is my hyperacusis worse in the morning after getting up? In the course of the day it gets better. Why? Does anyone have that too?
       
    2. xyz
      Alienated

      xyz Member

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      2006 mild T 2019 T worsening H onset
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown / probably noise induced
      Maybe it's noisy at night? Or can you exclude that. I am wearing silicone earplugs during sleep.
       
    3. TheDanishGirl
      Sad

      TheDanishGirl Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2017 (H since 06/2017)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
      Yes. It's not every day it's worse in the morning, but fairly often it is. Don't know why though.
       
    4. Aaron91
      Confused

      Aaron91 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2007
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/headphones/concerts
      I had this as well when my hyperacusis first started. I wonder if it's something to do with with cortisol levels being elevated in the morning.
       
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      AUTHOR
      Turgy

      Turgy Member

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      could it have something to do with the tense muscles?
       
    6. Purple_diamond

      Purple_diamond Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      8/4
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      B6 overdose
      The same is happening to me also.
      Maybe because we are sleeping in silence?
       
    7. Croaker
      Haunting

      Croaker Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Try sleeping with a quiet fan. Not an electronic noise synthesizer. Your ears never turn off so if you sleep in silence that might be reducing your tolerance. just be careful not to set it so loud that it bothers you.
       
    8. GaryTH
      Panicky

      GaryTH Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise exposure, stress, NSAIDS, eabuds, shingles vaccine
      Usually it's because your masking or sound enrichment while sleeping is too loud and competing with your tinnitus. I turned my pink noise and nature sounds way down so it's barely audible and only masks the silence, not the tinnitus, and my tinnitus had turned much quieter in the mornings.
       
    9. Juan

      Juan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      It may be because during sleep you have no control over your face muscles. So some people really relax and sleep like babies and maybe they feel better in the morning, while other people clench their teeth and jaw muscles during sleep without knowing, and may feel worse in the morning.

      The absence of sound during night may also play a role... so many hours without any background sound.

      Those are my guesses...
       
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      AUTHOR
      Turgy

      Turgy Member

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      i always sleep without background noise. tomorrow i get up with tense neck and jerk muscles. it could be due to the muscles.
       
    11. weab00
      Alone

      weab00 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      depression-ville
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise, whiplash; 08/20 H
      Any artificial audio triggers my hyperacusis. I tried low volume pink noise and had a huge spike.
       
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    12. Gregory Arlia

      Gregory Arlia Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/01/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      work, motorsports, music lover
      My H is always worse for me in the morning. I didn't even consider if it had to do with the fan or not. Now that it is a bit colder at nights in New York, I have turned the fan off and try my best to deal with my T. That being said my H is terrible some mornings and sets the tone for me day :(. I am going to try the fan tonight and see how my H is in the AM!
       
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    13. Mr_Orange_3737

      Mr_Orange_3737 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Earwax syringing removal
      I have this too. Hyperacusis is worse in the morning and my tolerance gradually builds throughout the day.

      I have on an air purifier which has a low hum and nature sounds turned super low at night. My sound enrichment doesn't need to be loud though because my tinnitus isn't that loud to begin with.
       
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    14. iGL0CK
      Thinking

      iGL0CK Member

      Location:
      Poland
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma (punk rock show)
      If you sleep without any background noise that's the reason. Your ears during night are in completely silence and then every sounds in the morning is perceived louder. If I sleep without any background sounds (nature sounds, fan or something) my hyperacusis is worse next morning too. Maybe try to sleep with some quiet, peaceful sounds, I think it could help you.
       
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    15. weab00
      Alone

      weab00 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      depression-ville
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise, whiplash; 08/20 H
      My hyperacusis gets worse doing sound enrichment. I wake up with my ears feeling fatigued and on edge. I have a sound budget and try to spend it wisely.
       
    16. iGL0CK
      Thinking

      iGL0CK Member

      Location:
      Poland
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma (punk rock show)
      Eh, this condition is so different for any of us..
      I use nature sounds but without any white noise (it's triggers my hyperacusis and tinnitus). Speaker stands about 4m from my bed, because I find this "far away" sound the best for me.
       
    17. GaryTH
      Panicky

      GaryTH Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise exposure, stress, NSAIDS, eabuds, shingles vaccine
      In your case try nature sounds, but don't use mp3s or YouTube videos as the compression creates low quality sound that is harsh on sensitive ears. You need the full wave file or CD.
       
    18. Croaker
      Haunting

      Croaker Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
    19. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Toronto, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise
      How long did the spike last?
       

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