What Happens to Our Brain During Sleep with Regards to Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Ricardo1991, May 31, 2019.

    1. Ricardo1991
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      Ricardo1991 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      The world may never know..
      Hi you guys,

      I don't know where to put this but I was wondering if there's any information out there as to what happens to our brains during sleep with regards to tinnitus?

      When my tinnitus first started it was during my sleep, I don't believe I did anything that caused my tinnitus (aside from bleaching my hair the day before but I've been told that has nothing to do with it). However, when I have "good days" i.e. "quiet days" where I can't hear my tinnitus at all, I am weary of going to bed because usually the next day my tinnitus is loud and flickering, and doing the most.

      So that is my question, has there been any studies as to what happens while we're asleep? Does the brain stop producing a certain chemical that suppresses tinnitus or does it release something that we're not aware of?

      It might be a shot in the dark to ask but I was wondering if there was any reason to why this happens, does anyone else experience this? (quiet day and quiet night, but wakes up with loud tinnitus the next day). And does anyone have any information as to why?

      Thanks,

      Richie
       
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    2. AVIYT
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      AVIYT Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Pregabalin
      It's quiet when I sleep, so now it's my favorite time of day as I don't think about it obviously when I'm dreaming.

      When you wake up it could be due to lying down for prolonged periods of time, so blood flow would have to be taken into account.
       
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      Ricardo1991
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      Ricardo1991 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      The world may never know..
      Hmm, that's a good point but even when it's quiet and I am at the gym, there isn't much of a change. I think it might be a chemical or electrical problem in the brain. Sometimes I hear exploding head syndrome.
      Here is a fantastic video of what it sounds like (aside from the weird bells) I think it might be related. And actually some nights when my tinnitus is loud, I hear this noise and the next day my tinnitus is quiet.
      Exploding Head Syndrome Sound Experience
       
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      Ricardo1991
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      Ricardo1991 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      The world may never know..
      Well, here's some information on what Exploding Head Syndrome is all about, I guess it is all related.
      WTF Is Exploding Head Syndrome?
       
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    5. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      syringing and now somatic T dental work
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      Ricardo1991
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      Ricardo1991 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      The world may never know..
      Hmm, I just gave it a quick read through but not sure if it's the same thing I've experienced with EHS. I do know that I clench my teeth and grind at night sometimes if I am very stressed. But I am not entirely sure that my jaw has caused tinnitus for me
       
    7. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      syringing and now somatic T dental work
      Ricardo, maybe not if your jaw is not misaligned or if you don't have wisdom teeth problems, but the associations of EHS to what's in the link is one of the top 3 reason for EHS if not the top reason. Sometimes with association to occipital nerves and the medium atlantoaxial joint. So many documented cases as this causing tinnitus with experiencing EHS or head fullness..

      Update: Just looked at your history and you said a doctor said it was viral and you also mention wisdom teeth removal and this. I am starting to think that mine is really just TMJD. I have a misaligned jaw and this feeling of fullness has not gone away yet
       
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      Ricardo1991
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      Ricardo1991 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      The world may never know..
      Hmm interesting you say that, I was told about a month before my tinnitus happened that my jaw was misaligned and I would need surgery to correct it. I have a missing molar and it seems to have made my jaw shift to the left.
      Hmm, I might have to read a bit more into it.
      However, I think that there's something electrical that happens at night while I'm asleep, I was watching a video from Discovery where they were talking about neurons firing for no reason all at once, maybe this has something to do with my tinnitus spiking at night.
       
    9. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      syringing and now somatic T dental work
      True, but there's plenty of researchers that also believe that the trigeminal nerve is firing neurons and/or occipital nerves.
       
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      Ricardo1991
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      Ricardo1991 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      The world may never know..
      Yes definitely believe in that, hopefully Lenire can help whenever it comes out! Now, very very weirdly enough my jaw just cracked a few moments ago haha in the left side of my face. I don't think it did much for my tinnitus but definitely made my jaw feel better!
       

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