Being diagnosed with a medical condition can rattle your entire world. A diagnosis of tinnitus may seem insignificant to those who do not suffer from it, but to anyone who suffers from it, tinnitus is an affliction that that ruin your quality of life. Thankfully, there are ways to manage your tinnitus. This article will outline some practical advice to help you reclaim your life.
One tip for managing tinnitus is to visit the dentist and get evaluated for dental problems. Have the dentist check for temporomandibular jaw syndrome and discuss treatments with you if it is needed. If you wear dentures, have the dentist check that they fit you properly. Correcting dental problems may help reduce tinnitus.
Tinnitus might not be what’s keeping you up at night, instead it could be stress which makes the noise more noticeable. Try to tie up as many loose ends as you can before you go to bed and then engage yourself in some relaxation techniques like meditation or deep breathing to clear your mind and calm your body.
Having gentle white noise can help you fall asleep when you have tinnitus, but loud noise can sometimes make your situation worse. Keeping earplugs with you when you travel can help you fall asleep without being kept awake by the parties in the next room or other noisy annoyances.
Time management is a great way to reduce stress levels and keep tinnitus at bay. Investing in effective time management software will help you to keep track of both your business and personal lives so you don’t miss any events and can instead relax and know that everything is under control.
Acupuncture is becoming a widely accepted source of treatment for many symptoms such as pain, nausea and even tinnitus. No one is quite sure what the scientific evidence is for why it is effective against tinnitus, but many tinnitus sufferers get relief by using it, so it may be worth a try!
Use your music or television as a constant background noise to mask out the sounds that you are hearing. If you have other noises going on around you, you will not notice the tinnitus as much, and will be able to function well even when things are getting bad for you.
Be aware of your unfinished business throughout the early part of the day and try not to leave anything too important on your plate. That way, when you lay down at night, your tinnitus won’t be aggravated while you are consumed in thoughts about what you failed to complete throughout the previous day.
You want to try to limit how often you expose yourself to loud noises. This exposure could be from work-related sounds like chain saws or jackhammers, or it could be from things you enjoy like concerts and MP3 players. So turn down the volume or wear earplugs and protect your ears.
As you can see, tinnitus does not need to rule your life. You can live a fulfilling and satisfying life despite your chronic tinnitus. The above advice should be of assistance as you take your first steps towards living a better life despite your condition. As always, if you are struggling with your diagnosis, keep your healthcare provider informed as well.