Why does tinnitus strike when I'm sleeping?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Glen Morse, Jan 20, 2014.

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    1. Glen Morse
      Cold turkey

      Glen Morse Member

      Location:
      Waterloo N.Y.
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/08/2010
      Tinnitus strickes me worse when i'm sleeping. I can go to bed just fine and it strikes me in my sleep and wakes me up.
      Does this happen to any of you too?
      Do you know what causes this?
       
    2. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      I posted this question a while back. I learned that it's natural for our hearing to be on high alert when we're sleeping, so it's also natural that those of us with hyperacusis and tinnitus to REALLY be alert.
       
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    3. gary
      Transparent

      gary Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Macomb, MI. USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who Knows
    4. Glen Morse
      Cold turkey

      Glen Morse Member

      Location:
      Waterloo N.Y.
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/08/2010
      Thank you, that has been a long thought about question.
       
    5. Glen Morse
      Cold turkey

      Glen Morse Member

      Location:
      Waterloo N.Y.
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/08/2010
    6. Glen Morse
      Cold turkey

      Glen Morse Member

      Location:
      Waterloo N.Y.
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/08/2010
      Thank you, I will look at that right now!
       
    7. gary
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      gary Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Macomb, MI. USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who Knows
      Ok Glen, I hope it at least sheds some light on your T for you.
       
    8. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      The idea is simple. From imaging studies its been shown that tinnitus is caused by lowered brain wave activity from loss of input from the ear. This in turn drives neighboring neurons to becoming hyperactive...also know as the "edge effect". When you go to sleep, all brain wave activity is lowered which minimized this edge effect. But once you are out of the sleep cycle brain waves begin to increase once again. This repeats every night.

      This has nothing to do with tinnitus/hyperacusis brains being more "aware" in their sleep LOL.
      Its time to start thinking from a neuroscientific point of view.
       
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    9. gary
      Transparent

      gary Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Macomb, MI. USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who Knows
      Hi Dan, with the "edge effect" I wonder about the all the brain activity going on that controls all of our life support systems while we sleep, and then there is our dream state, another can of worms that puts our brain in an even different state. Sleep itself is very interesting. I am of firm belief, that no matter the cause of T be it tmj, hearing loss, meineries, inner hair loss, meds, foods, etc, etc, etc. The answer is getting those neurons to just chill out....
       
    10. Jeff M.
      Cowabunga

      Jeff M. Member Benefactor

      Location:
      La Jolla, CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      Oct. 2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Idiopathic
      Because Tinnitus SUCKS !!!
       
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    11. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      :beeranimation:
       
    12. Glen Morse
      Cold turkey

      Glen Morse Member

      Location:
      Waterloo N.Y.
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/08/2010
      Thanks Dan, This is making sense!
      This is why it works well for me to go for a run while listening to music when I get up in the morning. It usually works real good to calm the T noise, and at times it last all day.
      I really want to get to the bottom of this and to be able to cope, and you are all helping me to understand. With all of us sharing our observances we are our best doctors. I just prey for God to do a miricle and heal us! Untill then we will learn to cope!
       
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    13. Vegas Robb
      Alone

      Vegas Robb Member

      Location:
      Las Vegas Nevada
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/26/13
      :thankyousign::thankyousign::thankyousign:
       

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