Many people are bothered, at some time or other, with a persistent ringing in their ears. Maybe it bean after standing too close to speakers at a loud concert, or some kind of sporting event. Tinnitus is a constant noise or ringing in ones ears. The condition is life changing. Tinnitus can be caused by a number of sources, including noise exposure, stress, medication, and depression. Read more about what tinnitus is and how to cope, in the following paragraphs.
Don’t stay in bed for longer than 15 minutes if you’re having trouble falling asleep. If you fail to fall asleep within this time, get up and go to another room. Don’t do any activity, though, that could stress you out or physically wake you up. Do something enjoyable and relaxing. If your bed is only for sleep, you will teach your brain that keeping you awake will not be tolerated.
Stress has been reported to make tinnitus worse, so keep your stress level in check, and live as stress free as possible. Find a less stressful job, and spend time relaxing with those you love.
You may have a tendency to feel a bit crazy sometimes if you are faced with the bothersome ringing symptoms of tinnitus. Many people find that tinnitus makes it difficult to fall asleep. White noise, much like that from a small fan, or calming classical music may gently blur the sounds together.
If you have had tinnitus before, you should let any new doctor know this. There are many medications, over-the-counter and prescription, which can worsen the symptoms of tinnitus. If you let your doctor know about this, he can make sure he does not prescribe you any of these medicines.
Find other people who have tinnitus. A good support group will help you reduce your stress and learn more about your condition. Many people experience what you do and may be able to help by sharing how they eased their own condition.
Keep a positive mindset when seeking treatment for tinnitus. Just focusing on the problem will only depress you. Focusing on the problem and feeling depressed about it can only make the problem worse. Think positively and maintain a positive attitude, and you are going to feel less bothered by your tinnitus.
A lot of things can cause tinnitus, including loud noises, medications, stress and earwax. Many factors can contribute to that awful noise you’re hearing constantly. The symptoms of tinnitus can, fortunately, be minimized or even eliminated entirely with proper treatment. Remember to contact your doctor if you experience persistent symptoms of tinnitus.