Generally, most people have ringing in their ears now and then. Maybe after an event where there was loud noise, such as a car race. However, occasional ringing is one thing; constant ringing is another thing entirely. If you have constant noise and/or ringing in the ears, it may be a condition called tinnitus. Causes of tinnitus are varied from loud noise exposure to medical reactions or even stress. For ideas and advice on preventing and treating tinnitus, keep reading.
Talk to your doctor about getting a blood test to check your zinc level. In people with low levels, zinc supplements have been shown to help many with their tinnitus. High levels of zinc supplements must be monitored by a doctor, so do not take or increase zinc supplements without the advice of a physician.
Only give yourself 15 minutes to go to sleep. If this amount of time is up and you are not asleep, then get out of bed and leave your room. Don’t do anything that will get you revved up or stressed out. Find something to relax you. Use your bed only for sleeping in order to help prevent your mind from associating it with work, or other activities that can prevent you from falling asleep.
If you believe you might be afflicted with Tinnitus, but you’re over 50 you should ask your doctor to test you for Meniere’s Disease. This syndrome can afflict you with the same symptoms that Tinnitus can but is far more serious, therefore, a diagnosis is important to help treat it before it gets worse!
There are many natural sleep aids which can help you fall asleep without being harassed by the symptoms of tinnitus. Herbal teas like chamomile are an excellent treatment to start with, but if that doesn’t work you can visit a health product store and they’ll be able to recommend an item which can provide you with some relief.
If you have problems falling asleep at night because of the ringing in your ears due to tinnitus, take a bath! A hot bath will help you to relax and fall asleep more quickly. Put lavender in your bath this will help you to relax even more!
Figure out what issues are bothering you, and your tinnitus will get much less annoying. The more stressed out you are, the higher your blood pressure will be, and, therefore, the louder the whooshing in your ears. Try to let the small stuff go and work on a solution for the bigger problems, so you can relax a bit and let the sound in your ears go away.
As you probably know by now, there are plenty of things that can cause tinnitus problems for you; anything from prolonged noise exposure to drug interactions to excessive earwax. These are some of the triggers that may be the cause of that ringing in your ears. Fortunately, it is very probable that you can find treatment and even a cure for this annoying condition. Remember to talk to a doctor if your tinnitus lasts for a long time.