Sleeping on the Wrong Side... Does It Increase Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Mario martz, Jul 21, 2016.

    1. Mario martz

      Mario martz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Is it true that sleeping on the side where your ear have tinnitus (left side for me) makes the tinnitus worse the day after???

      I think I saw someone around this forum saying that.
      And to be honest I have noticed that when I sleep on my "bad ear" side, my tinnitus would be louder the next day.

      What you guys think?
    2. glynis

      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi Mario,
      It can be down to extra pressure on your jaw joint on the side you sleep and have tinnitus .
      The extra pressure is right by your middle ear .....lots of love glynis
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    3. Paromita

      Paromita Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure, maybe dental and facial nerve
      Yes, its true for me at least :(

      I think my T is from some trouble with my jaw and the dental operation I have had....I feel there is some nerve irritation/inflammation on that side, so whenever I am unlucky enough to sleep with that side on the pillow, my T goes crazy high!!!!
      It can take couple of hours for it to come back down or sometimes even a day and if not, Valium brings it down for sure :unsure: I Am still not sure why it behaves so....but I know for sure it behaves like that....

      I am hoping some specialists I am seeing will solve my mystery.....:banghead:
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    4. william adams

      william adams Member Benefactor

      S Jersey
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      one week after leg surgery plus hearing loss in higher freq.
      I have more high frequency hearing loss in my right ear but hear the T in my left ear. When sleeping it doesnt seem to matter how I sleep the T remains the same. I think stress and eating or drinking the wrong things makes mine spike ..
    5. Jkph75

      Jkph75 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      For me it does, then that side of my face gets numb as a fun bonus. If you only think it might be louder it's probably not a problem. It doesn't last forever either

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