Quieter in the Morning?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Don H, Dec 6, 2012.

    1. Don H

      Don H Member

      Location:
      Edmonton
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2009
      My tinnitus is usually fine 3 or so hours aver awakening then it starts to act up in various degrees as the day progresses. Does anyone else have this pattern?
       
    2. Alexa

      Alexa Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012
      That sounds pretty similar to me lately. Sometimes mine will be almost absent at the start of the day, so it sucks when it starts to fluctuate as the day goes by.
       
    3. erik
      Breezy

      erik Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      Yes, this is a common pattern also for me and others.

      Usually mine follows 1 of 3 patterns every day:
      1) Starts low (1 out of 10) and slowly climbs till bedtime where it is usually (6/7 out of 10)
      2) Starts low (.5/1 out of 10) and remains low all day long
      3) Starts higher (5/6 out of 10) and stays consistant throughout the day.

      I have been trying to find the reasons/triggers for this but so far been unsuccessful. I would like to keep it a #2 all the time. The fact that it can be that low and stay that way tells me that there is some mechanism in place in my brain that has the capability of doing this if I could figure out what that is.
       
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      Don H

      Don H Member

      Location:
      Edmonton
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2009
      Those patterns are very similar to what mine are like Eric. Now the question is WHY?????
       
    5. erik
      Breezy

      erik Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      Yes, Don that is the $64,000 question for which I am still on my quest to solve. I do notice that the better sleeping night I have which means no waking up, no anxiety during sleep, no racing thoughts etc....just good complete sleep will almost always give me a good low T day no matter what I eat or do.
       
    6. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Mine is very similar, too. It starts out fairly low in the morning, particularly if I've slept well. Then, it proceeds upward during the day. Worst time of the day for me is generally late afternoon/early evening. Sometimes, it seems a little better late in the evening. It doesn't seem to matter what I do, what I eat, etc.

      Now, if we could just figure out how to keep it at a lower level all day, that would be wonderful! I agree that there must be some sort of brain mechanism that causes this.
       
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    7. mock turtle

      mock turtle Member

      Location:
      puget sound
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/26/1992...habituated after 2 years; 11/04/11 new outbreak
      Don H

      great question

      my tinnitus is absent for a few seconds upon awakening...less bothersome until im fully away...many minutes or up to an hour

      but

      if i take an afternoon nap , when i awake my T is off the hook...always!...strange
       
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    8. The reason it is more quiet in the morning is that you have not been exposed to noise during the night while sleeping.
       
    9. threefirefour
      Rebellious

      threefirefour Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      everyone wants a water buffalo
      Not always. In my case, it's silent until I begin to move a lot.
       
    10. dpdx
      Surrender

      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Luxembourg City, Louxembourg
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Initially loud music, worsened by caloric test/VEMP
      same here, i am also curious why
       
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    11. threefirefour
      Rebellious

      threefirefour Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      everyone wants a water buffalo
      In your case it may have to do with the fact that you were in quiet all night, like many others. @Michael Leigh mentioned that the best way to get rid of this is to desensitize our brain to sound, and it may make your tinnitus always sound like this. Or as @Tamalak said in his story, he feels like his tinnitus was being agrivated by sound, and avoiding sound helped him get over it. Choose what you think would be most beneficial to your tinnitus by evaluating your lifestyle.
       
    12. dpdx
      Surrender

      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Luxembourg City, Louxembourg
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Initially loud music, worsened by caloric test/VEMP
      I do have the sound oasis machine playing at night. The T is generally lower in the morning then climbs up during the day.
      I woke up this morning and I was like ugh damn Tinnitus, this will be a hard life lol
       
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    13. threefirefour
      Rebellious

      threefirefour Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      everyone wants a water buffalo
      Is your tinnitus reactive? If not try turning the sound machine off.
       
    14. dpdx
      Surrender

      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Luxembourg City, Louxembourg
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Initially loud music, worsened by caloric test/VEMP
      No it is not reactive Tinnitus. I am still shocked and puzzled that the medical community is not researching more into this. I do not wish T and H on my worst enemy, this is going to be a rough life man.
       
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    15. threefirefour
      Rebellious

      threefirefour Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      everyone wants a water buffalo
      If that's the case I really do think you have a lot to gain by turning off the sound machine. It may help reduce your tinnitus. Mine is reactive to everytime I chew something or stand up.
       
    16. dpdx
      Surrender

      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Luxembourg City, Louxembourg
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Initially loud music, worsened by caloric test/VEMP
      The sound machine treats H
       
    17. Philippe79

      Philippe79 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      June / 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      H.F.H.L.
      Maybe my bedroom is too noisy. It can only be the sound machine. I try turning it off, so there is complete silence and my T is still bad.. I must be in the minority, oh well, my brain is unique.
       
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    18. Taylorslay
      Cheerful

      Taylorslay Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Orlando Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Years of excessively loud headphone use
      I have H so I have to have some kind of sound running at night or I'll wake up and my H will spike. I wake up and my T tends to be lower than later in the day or when I start moving around.
       
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    19. Jake007

      Jake007 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Nebraska
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss for long time, chainsaw, infections
      You and me both brother, I don't even turn on my sound machine anymore.
       
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    20. Alue
      No Mood

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Unless it's loud, I think it probably has more to do with the quality of sleep.
       
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    21. slipware
      Bookworm

      slipware Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      As opposed to common belief, TOTAL silence is best for me. Any background noise will make my tinnitus unrelentingly dreadful. As someone else said on this thread, after an afternoon nap, even if it’s only 5 minutes, sends it off the scale, literally! Always!! Some days I have acceptable days, some days total mayhem in my brain. This thing is so unpredictable I never know what sort of day I’ll have.
       
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    22. Rainbowsheep
      Cheerful

      Rainbowsheep Member

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music, I suppose
      Mine does the same. Or well. After it spiked it does. Before it used to get better during the day and would only bother me during night if it bothered me at all.
      I have no idea why it is suddenly the opposite, but I've been thinking that stress may be a contributing factor, as I've noticed that if I don't really do anything during the day because I am sick or have an off day my tinnitus level will stay the same although I listen to music or watch a movie. But it's just a guess.
       
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    23. JoyBenz007
      No Mood

      JoyBenz007 Member

      Location:
      Texas
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Mine is always quiet in the morning...
      Evenings seem to be the worse for me!
       

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