Tinnitus has suddenly been pushed into the spotlight by more and more researchers. This is great because there has yet to be a definite cure for the problem, but the solution is bound to come. In the mean time, there are plenty of other remedies that can slow or stop the symptoms all together.
Learn to control your stress. You can use a variety of methods such as yoga, meditation, support groups, or making sure you get enough sleep. Anything that helps you decrease stress in your life is worth doing. The more stressed you are feeling, the more tinnitus flares up or bothers you.
Try to avoid exposing yourself to loud noises. Carry earplugs with you for situations where you might be exposed to extremely loud noise. You can even shove your fingers in your ears in an extreme case. For many sufferers of tinnitus, loud noises can trigger or make the condition worse.
There are many herbal remedies which can make tinnitus symptoms reduce to the point that you will forget you have it. Examples are bayberry bark, goldenseal, hawthorn leaf, and myrrh gum. Burdock root is my personal favorite and has given me many years of total relief, sparing me from going crazy in a silent room!
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.
Reducing stress is often all it takes to make your tinnitus symptoms disappear. While a physical affliction, tinnitus is often just the manifestation of something emotional. Try planning your schedule, so that it’s less rushed and start preparing things in advance. Learn relaxation techniques and incorporate them into your daily activities so they will become second nature to you.
Use noises in the background to help drown out noise in your ears. A fan, the washing machine and the dishwasher can be just the kind of “white noise” that you need to take our mind off tinnitus. Focus on those noises in the background, or use them as a way to distract yourself, and you won’t be as aware of the sound in your ears.
Make sure there are people in your life who know and understand that you are dealing with tinnitus. Since it is an invisible condition, it can be difficult for people in general to comprehend why life can be such a challenge for you at times. Having people close to you who “get it”ï¿½ can make all the difference in helping you to cope day to day.
The tips above are among the best available and are core options to consider. In time, tinnitus is sure to be cured by the masses of doctors and scientist on the job. When the cure arrives, you can go and get a permanent solution. Until that day occurs, keep this article in mind and consider all the options available.