Silencing Tinnitus During Sleep

Discussion in 'Support' started by Grrr!, Oct 10, 2014.

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    1. Grrr!
      Gloomy

      Grrr! Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012?
      I've only been diagnosed with T for a week or two.

      I've noticed that salt, alcohol and stress can set it off. Actually... SILENCE is worse.

      When I sleep... it ROARS. It's a very low frequency... like a work truck outside.

      What do you do to stop the noise when the world goes to sleep?
       
    2. kmohoruk
      Nerdy

      kmohoruk Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Noise, Ear Infection, TMJ
      I usually try and play some sort of nature music.i find anything water related really works for me :)

      Or play a very quiet podcast. It sort of reminds me of listening to radio.

      I hope that helps :)
       
    3. Grrr!
      Gloomy

      Grrr! Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012?
      Does radio help?
       
    4. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      For me, radio did not help, because it requires more active listening. I agree that nature sounds, or other constant soft sounds, work the best.

      In addition, you could try taking a natural supplement that is calming and sleep-inducing, such as melatonin, valerian root, etc. I also take magnesium, which is calming, and helps me settle down.

      Some people use sound pillows or headbands and play constant sound. Others use a fan as a background humming noise. The key is have a steady soft sound that will help mask the ringing.
       
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    5. rtwombly
      Bookworm

      rtwombly Member

      Location:
      Southeast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I use a sound machine that has an actual fan inside, but I have found as I expect you will that quiet rooms can be nice once you get over the initial shock of having tinnitus. Nowadays I alternate masking noise or no masking noise depending on how I'm feeling at night. Lots of nights I go with no masking.
       
    6. Patrick@SG
      Fine

      Patrick@SG Member

      Location:
      Singapore
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Grrr!

      Try this App on iTunes called 'iRetrainer'. It might help
       
    7. kmohoruk
      Nerdy

      kmohoruk Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Noise, Ear Infection, TMJ
      Ummm it may! :) what ever really helps you. Lots of people on here I'm sure use all sorts of sounds. I've heard of water fountains, air conditioners (I'm looking for one now), a quiet fan, nature sounds. All sorts of things

      Depending on where you live I sometimes just leave my window open and the sounds from the city below me sometimes do the trick
       
    8. Miss lavender

      Miss lavender Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/01/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus
      For some unknown reason I find the ticking of a clock helps and also birds chirping.
       
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