Sleeping with Tinnitus
Unfortunaly there is no magic cure in sleeping with tinnitus. Tinnitus is more present while trying to fall asleep due to 3 factors:
But there sure is a way of learning to sleep with tinnitus. A lot of people with tinnitus have no problem sleeping at all.
The best way is to try and avoid the silence. That is not always possible if you sleep with a partner who wants silence when sleeping. If that is the case, it is really important for you mental health to talk to your partner, or at least sleep apart for a period of time.
You can avoid the silence with the TuniCare tinnitus mask music. Put the music on a low volume (just enough to kill the silence), and focus on the music. That way you will avoid the silence and the focus problem. You can of course listen to any type of music, but make sure the music doesn't distract you from falling asleep.
What is also important is that you build a healthy sleeping habbit. On the next pages we will give you some useful tips that helped a lot of our patients to fall asleep again.
1. Maintain a regular sleep pattern
During the week go to bed at fixed intervals so your internal clock has a fixed routine. This will make your body more calm. The weekend often causes unexpected events, such as parties and trips. It will be more difficult to take your rest at regular intervals during those periods.
2. No TV or phone
Make sure that when you are in bed, you can not be distracted by television or telephones. If you watch TV fwhile lying in bed, then your brain is constantly busy processing all this information. This again can make sure that your brain is still active if you want to actually go to sleep.
This is not the case for everyone. Some people tend to fall asleep while others can't sleep after watching TV. So it's just figuring out what works best for you, but it will eventually reduce your stress.
3. Focus on your breathing
Remember your breathing. If you can not sleep and are focused too much on your tinnitus, try focussing on your breathing instead. Follow your breathing when breathing in and out, and if your thoughts go back to your tinnitus, go back to your breathing. You will notice that you will become calmer and that falling asleep is much easier.