My New Tempur Pillow Spiked My Tinnitus!

Discussion in 'Support' started by truesilence, May 11, 2016.

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    1. truesilence

      truesilence Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2014
      So I decided to invest in a new pillow because of my ongoing neck problems. Last night as soon as my head hit the pillow I had a major hissing episode similiar to ones I'd had a couple years back when this this all started. Thankfully it settled down and although the pillow made me feel super relaxed, I still woke up very groggy.

      Should I give it a few more days? I'm desperate for a good night sleep!!!!
       
    2. Cityjohn
      Studious

      Cityjohn Member Team Research

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      Amsterdam
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      Food poisoning.
      both ears? pulsating?
       
    3. truesilence

      truesilence Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2014
      Yes, both ears. Not pulsating as such, although the fizzing/ hissing did have a sort of pulsating rhythm to it. I had this very bad a couple of years ago every time I lay down. I was absolutely terrified.
       
    4. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Might be worth a visit to the doctors see if he can give you something but hope it settles down for you today.....lots of love glynis
       
    5. truesilence

      truesilence Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2014
      Hi Glynis. Went to GP last week. Not interested. My ears are screaming now.
       
    6. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

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      England, Stoke-on-Trent
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      2004
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      Meniere's Disease
      I know how you feel Try get out in the fresh air and do what you can stay calm .
      I hope it settles soon for you as it can be mental torture.
      Keep sound on around you and have a few treats to lift your mood.
      My ears are blasting away too....lots of love and hugs glynis
       
    7. click
      Busy

      click Member Benefactor

      Location:
      West Cornwall, England, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/04/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure

      Well, I'd be inclined to get another pillow.

      It was probably just a coincidence, that it began when you put your head on the new pillow, but as none of us have any idea whether your pillow could cause a spike or louder hissing or anything else then surely it's worth throwing the pillow away & replacing it with one filled with something else that is just as good for your comfort?
       
    8. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      probably has a lot more to do with posture and/or random chance than the pillow per se.
       
    9. truesilence

      truesilence Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2014
      I think so too. My neck and back are in a shocking state. As I lay there my left ear tone morphed into a very scary noise. My nerves are shot. As it cost £85, I'll have to get used to it!!!
       
    10. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      My wife has one of those and loves it. I sleep on a memory foam triangle wedge, usually with a rolled up towel under my neck. Even if I can't actually sleep like that all night, laying in that pose for a couple hours seems to really take a lot of tension out of my neck/TMJ, and can make my tinnitus less obnoxious.
       
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