Why Does What Side I Sleep on Affect My Tinnitus So Much?

Discussion in 'Support' started by worriedd, Apr 25, 2016.

    1. worriedd

      worriedd Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Fluid, from a cold. No noise damage or infection.
      I've been sleeping on my right side for a long time now and up until recently its had no effect on my tinnitus. But now for some reason everytime I sleep on my right side I notice my tinnitus will be higher for the whole day. I'm just a bit confused to why this is? I think my tinnitus is otherwise very slowly improving.
    2. seal

      seal Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      You probably are aware of the fact that with T you never know. But my guess would be some kind of muscle involvement so you could try seeing a pysiotherapist to help you with that. Otherwise maybe your mattress it getting worn out or even your pillow. Especially if you always tend to have the same sleep position. You could switch those for new ones and see if that helps you with sleeping on the right side again.
    3. glynis

      glynis Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      May be pressure on your jaw or neck position.....lots of love glynis

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