Strange Happenings in Sleepy States

Discussion in 'Support' started by steinamo, Sep 8, 2015.

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    1. steinamo
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      steinamo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      July 2015
      Hi, everyone. I'm new here. My T started in July. It's pretty mild overall, from what I can tell, and for that I am thankful. However, last night I couldn't stop thinking about it and had a very, very hard time falling back asleep. As I finally started to drift off, something happened.

      It's hard to explain, and it's happened before. Inside my head, somewhere in the middle, I feel like there is some kind of muscle or something flexing. This ONLY happens when I'm fading in and out of sleep, and I cannot recreate the sensation when I'm awake. Normally when this would happen it would change the sound/intensity of my T but only slightly. Keep in mind that this is like a "twitch" and only lasts a second or two.

      Last night, however, this twitch hit three times and when it did the T got insanely loud. It woke me up and sent shivers through my body. I'm back to baseline right now and am actually feeling pretty good. But has anyone ever had this "twitch" inside their head? I'm hoping last night was an isolated incident because it was pretty scary.
       
    2. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      this happens to me with some frequency; I believe it is just random neurological misfiring happening during the transition from waking to sleep (or back), and I don't believe it's harmful. I think it is sort of interesting.

      With some effort, you may find that you can interact with your T consciously in various interesting ways while in that no-man's land state.
       
    3. steinamo
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      steinamo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      July 2015
      Yeah, when it first started happening I was hoping it would help me unlock some sort of interaction with the T. Last night it was just scary, though.
       
    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
      Could it be a brain zap off any new m medication or reduction or anxiety.
      Mention it to your doctor if keeps happening .....lots of love glynis
       
    5. steinamo
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      steinamo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      July 2015
      No medication. Gonna buy some anti-inflammatory supplements today and I'm thinking about changing over to a ketogenic diet to try and get this under control. Like I said, I'm probably more mild than most but it's awfully annoying.
       
    6. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      It's definitely annoying! I still find it useful to try to remain curious about these things. The brain is a classic black box puzzle. We have no real insight as to its inner workings, but we can change the inputs and then see what the outputs do.

      If you've discovered some psychological ways to interact with your tinnitus, I would encourage you to try to be fearless and curious about them. Play with the signal, what happens? What can you learn from this?

      Hilariously enough, while tinnitus has assuredly caused me some of the most severe waking distress of my life, it's also led to some of the most interesting internal experiences during dreams and the periods entering and exiting sleep...
       
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