Trying to sleep when you have tinnitus isn’t always easy. Your health and hearing care rely on you being able to get good sleep. There are few things you can do to help improve your sleep with tinnitus.
Covering up the sound of tinnitus with other sounds is among the most popular methods of coping with it. If you’re experiencing hearing loss, some hearing aids even come with tinnitus masking technology. For those of you who still have some of your hearing intact, there are options such as sound machines and apps including Beltone Tinnitus Calmer that can be useful for drowning out tinnitus.
Almost everyone loves coffee. Caffeine helps us wake up and keeps us going throughout the day. However, caffeine is one of the most common triggers for those with tinnitus. Reducing caffeine intake can reduce the effects of tinnitus which should reduce the sleepless nights that it may cause.
Light can make sleeping more difficult and many find a pitch dark room to reduce tinnitus. Get rid of night lights and try some light-blocking curtains in the bedroom for optimal results. If you don’t want to fully give up on a night light, replace the common ones with red night light bulbs. The light issue can also be caused by screens being used around bedtime. Give yourself some time without technology for at least an hour before bed but if you feel the need to use these devices, ensure they’re in night mode to reduce blue light exposure.
Think back to childhood when a bedtime routine was a must. Going to bed and getting up at the same time every day can help with falling asleep and feeling better rested. Having a pre-sleep routine increases the success of the schedule because your body knows that it’s getting ready for sleep. Try to replicate the schedule every night for the best results.
Whether or not you are experiencing hearing loss, tinnitus can make sleep difficult. Being such an important part of your hearing care and general wellbeing, spending life with limited sleep due to tinnitus isn’t an option. Call us today at Beltone Dallas Fort Worth for further assistance with any and all of your hearing care needs including tinnitus.