Tinnitus BETTER with Poor Sleep?

Discussion in 'Support' started by nebraska_jones, Nov 5, 2020.

    1. nebraska_jones
      Conehead

      nebraska_jones Member

      Location:
      Milwaukee, WI
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I've had tinnitus for about 2 months now, unilateral (left side) with no known cause that can be found by 2 ENTs. It's a high-pitched hissing noise.

      The last couple weeks I've found that on the days I don't get good sleep the night before (like when I go to bed at midnight and have to get up for work at 5:30am) the tinnitus is actually reduced.

      Then on days where I got 8-10 hours of sleep the night before it's worse.

      Anyone else ever experience this or have an idea why this is??
       
    2. Raphael7713
      Alone

      Raphael7713 Member

      Location:
      Stockholm, Sweden.
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 14, 2017.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure
      Could it be sinus related perhaps? The longer you lie in bed the more blocked your sinuses get, which makes the tinnitus more obvious? Or maybe the position of your neck, or maybe you are grinding your teeth when you sleep longer/deeper.
       
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    3. Vicki14
      Panicky

      Vicki14 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress
      Yes!! I have quite often and actually wonder why this happens? You’d think that it would be worse with less sleep!! x
       
    4. Michael B
      No Mood

      Michael B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      '11
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      The one constant for me has been the better the sleep, the better the tinnitus.
       
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    5. Juan

      Juan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      For me it's the opposite, my tinnitus goes up when I don't sleep well...
       
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    6. MindOverMatter

      MindOverMatter Member

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown (possibly stress related, and later sound induced)
      @nebraska_jones

      Hi, I have strangely experienced this from time to time too. I have no clue why, might be random... But if I have bad sleep over time, this will certainly affect mood, stress levels and tinnitus + hyperacusis.
       
    7. iGL0CK
      Thinking

      iGL0CK Member

      Location:
      Poland
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma (punk rock show)
      I have the same experience.
      I find 6h of sleep the best. 8h is torture, my ears often feel clogged, tinnitus is roaring at least for 3-4 hours after waking up.
       
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      AUTHOR
      nebraska_jones
      Conehead

      nebraska_jones Member

      Location:
      Milwaukee, WI
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Yes it’s so weird!!
       
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    9. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      nebraska_jones
      Conehead

      nebraska_jones Member

      Location:
      Milwaukee, WI
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Honestly it could possibly be the teeth thing, that makes sense. I’ve been looking into TMJ being a possible cause for the tinnitus, because it’s only in my left ear and my jaw pops out on that side when I open my mouth wide. I have an evaluation with a TMJ specialist scheduled but unfortunately it’s not until January.
       
    10. Alfred87

      Alfred87 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      23/9/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Exactly same as mine.
       
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