Insomnia/Sleep Problems Before Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by martin12, Sep 12, 2014.

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    1. martin12

      martin12 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/13/2014
      Wondering if anyone on this board had sleep issues/insomnia prior to there onset of Tinnitus?

      I'm seeing if there might be a link between the two. As in lack of sleep igniting Tinnitus.

      Thanks.
       
    2. rtwombly
      Bookworm

      rtwombly Member

      Location:
      Southeast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I was a poor sleeper, partially by habit and partially due to insomnia. Don't think it helped, certainly.
       
    3. AntonR
      Balanced

      AntonR Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Redwood City California
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      I use to always have trouble going to bed, I wouldn't particularly diagnose myself as an insomniac, but most nights I'd toss and turn for 2-3 hours before shutting off.

      I use to find relief in marijuana, smoke an hour before bed, lay down to watch tv and I'd doze off within 30-45 minutes without even noticing, and I'd sleep through the night like a baby. Thats obviously no longer an option since it spikes T like crazy..

      To my surprise, I've been able to fall asleep quite decently without it for the past couple of weeks, I definitely don't sleep like a baby anymore. I usually wake up after about 5-6 hours of sleep and then cat nap for the last 2-3 hours. I'm happy that I'm at least still getting a decent amount of sleep.
       
    4. eldudebro
      Doh

      eldudebro Member

      Location:
      Glasgow, United Kingdom
      Tinnitus Since:
      31/07/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma/Loud Music.
      I never had any trouble with sleep. Got my routine 8 hours without fail.
      Different story now though. Think the longest unbroken sleep i've had in 6 weeks is around 5 hours.

      Hoping the sleep returns as I accept the T and calm down a bit....
       
    5. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      I had serious sleep issues prior to my tinnitus. Still don't know exactly what caused the insomnia. But my docs speculate it may in part be due to an area of brain death following my cerebral hemorrhage and stroke in 1999. My sleeplessness started shortly after that.

      My neurological issues nor my insomnia, however, caused my tinnitus. Barotrauma that happened during a long airplane flight did. However, oddly, it may be those same dead neurons from 1999 that may be making it hard for me to habituate. But again, no way to tell.

      One other thing: Some people believe ongoing anxiety issues can predispose some people to tinnitus. And there is a definite link between anxiety and insomnia. How this all plays into the equation, again, is unsure.
       
    6. kaycee
      Doubtful

      kaycee Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      I did not have issues sleeping other than my boyfriend snoring. But ever since I had an issue with prednisone and T come...I've had the hardest time sleeping. I've had 2 days so far that were decent without sleeping aids or masking. Have you slept any better? What are you doing to help your insomnia and t?
       

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