The Sleep - Tinnitus Connection...

Discussion in 'Support' started by jimH, Jul 8, 2014.

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    1. jimH
      No Mood

      jimH Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      30 years+
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      I've noticed over the years that the one thing that changes the volume of my T most is sleep. The crazy thing is that I can go to sleep with loud T and wake up with it low or moderate one day. Then on another day, just the opposite happens. Even a 1/2 hour nap can change it either way, from loud to moderate or from moderate to loud.

      Does sleep affect your T?
       
    2. Asian

      Asian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4 weeks
      All the time...something resets in the brain..it's a brain thing and not the perception thing as some might say...If I doze off in a noisy place, quiet place, whereever, at any time of day or night, I wake up to horrific T.. twice to 3 times as loud as my normal T.. It stays that way for hours too before subsiding, and depending on the day it may not subside at all.. Its NOT a "lack of aural stimulous".. Its something in the brain.. Something happens during sleep.. Its not just the quiet time, sorry... Why do so many T sufferers avoid even a 10 minute nap??.. Because they wake up miserable...sleep either mitigates or triggers the T..it's hard to predict which way it will go
       
    3. Leah

      Leah Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Chardon, Ohio USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007
      I miss naps
       
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    4. Stan B
      Relaxed

      Stan B Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Alexandria, VA
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2014
      I agree. I will wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and my T will really be buzzing loud! And my bedroom is far from quiet, from the air cleaner running and my iPhone running one of various sounds from the Sleep Pillow app. Fortunately for me, I do fall right back to sleep right way. Sleep has never been an issue for me so far (knock on wood) with T. Hopefully it will stay that way...
       
    5. Ken219
      No Mood

      Ken219 Member

      Location:
      New York Area
      Tinnitus Since:
      Summer of 1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure?
      When I habituate I sleep like a baby. Seldom nap. Habituation is heaven to a T person. After habituation I am not a sufferer I am living with T. During relapses I run for the meds. I working on my third relapse now. Only 7 weeks in. I know it takes time. I still want a magic pill.
       
    6. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      Yeah, definitely ! Even a nap can reset T for me , either way . Going from low to high or the other way around.
       
    7. My T Sucks

      My T Sucks Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Unbearable spikes since July 2012
      Same here...My baseline days vs. screaming T days are invariably separated by sleep cycles.
       
    8. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      Would be interesting to be put to sleep for a couple of weeks , see what that does ! :p
      I am willing to be a test subject .
       
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    9. Ken219
      No Mood

      Ken219 Member

      Location:
      New York Area
      Tinnitus Since:
      Summer of 1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure?
      Two words michael jackson
       
    10. Jay M
      Thinking

      Jay M Member

      Location:
      South Carolina, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      4/4/14
      Are we talking about waking up to a different sound or increase in volume? I wake up every other day or so to a buzzing sound. Does not change until morning.
       
    11. Floyd Mayweather
      Bored

      Floyd Mayweather Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure or an ear infection, or maybe a combination :(
      My Tinnitus always gets louder when I lie down. I think the volume changes because of a change in blood pressure in your head.
       
    12. luckyman316

      luckyman316 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2013
      When I lie down, it gets quieter.. and when I go to sleep, I don't notice it (even if I wake up in the middle of the night). I sleep with a masker now, which helps but a few times last month I had to be in a hotel room and was still able to sleep without issues. Now, if I could only get silence like I had over a year ago!
       
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    13. jimH
      No Mood

      jimH Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      30 years+
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Does the volume of your T often change from the way it was just before you went to sleep to the volume that you experience after you wake up? Also, can it go either way, increase or decrease in volume?

      Thanks to all of you for having taken the time to reply.

      Jim
       
    14. MarkD
      Fine

      MarkD Member

      Location:
      Sydney, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      I'm guessing it has something to do with the slowing of your heart rate, blood circulation or blood pressure when you sleep.

      Usually when I get up and have breakfast it goes back to normal again until night time when my body starts to slow down again.
       
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    15. Jay M
      Thinking

      Jay M Member

      Location:
      South Carolina, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      4/4/14
      I have a constant tone everyday mostly in my right ear but every other day or so I wake up to an electronic buzzing sound that is louder. Thank goodness it's only one day! Some days I may get two days in a row with a normal T tone that's easier to not pay attention to. I could hab to that!
       

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