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Ear Plugs Sleep Headaches
Personalize: So long as you don't have issues with otitis externa (outer ear infections) any type should be fine. Try the foam ones but, make sure to check them daily to make sure they're intact; you don't want one to break up in your ear canal because you've used it for too long. If those aren't your bag, go for the wax ones. If that fails, see an ENT for customized ear plugs. ...Read more
Sleep: Eat plugs are cheap, and can be found at any hardware store. Another thing you can do is speak with the neighbors directly, or speak with the landlord. In the worst possible case, speak with the police. ...Read more
Possibly: If the ear plug is small enough that is possible. Why do you wear ear plugs at time of sleep? That is the more important question. Doing this may eventually cause irritation of the ear canal skin and could lead to external otitis, infection of the skin of the external ear canal. ...Read more
No: Tinnitus can be caused by a number of disease entities which include hearing loss, head injury, tmd, viral infection, dental infection. It is therefore non-specific and there is evidence that it is the result of synchronous discharge of neurons in the auditory nervous system of the brain. There is no evidence that sleeping with ear plugs would cause tinnitus. ...Read more
Is there anything that can be done to stop headaches from wearing ear plugs? My job requires me to wear them and they're very painful
Try sound proof: Ear muffs/headsets.Get a more detailed answer ›
My boyfriend snors so loud I can not sleep I have to wear ear plugs and take sleep meds what should I do and how do I confront him thank you?
Sleep evaluation: See a sleep doctor for an overnight sleep evalution to evaluate cause of snoring and possible sleep apnea. Primary snoring may be helped by dental drvices and even surgery. Osa is treated with CPAP device. Additionally sound canceling devices can be used as a last resort they cancel the sound of snoring and you hear nothing. ...Read more
Hear pulse beat in ears when lying down to sleep at night. Soft ear plugs help. Should I be worried about this condition. Had it for years now.
Most likely pressure: Buildup from being "plugged" for a period of time. Or you may have an infection, or fluid buildup behind your eardrum from allergies. Or you may have a nerve inflammation from viral or bacterial infections elsewhere. In other words there are lots of causes and you would need to see a healthcare provider for proper exam and diagnosis if it persists. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
I can't even set through fireworks without crying. I get headaches as well, I've tried ear plugs and they don't work. Could it be a hearing loss?
ENT: See ear nose and throat doc. They specialize in hearing problems. ...Read more
Sleep with ear plugs every night, change them 1x monthly. Inner ear itchy hurt and peeling by end of month. What should I be doing? Go to my dermatologist?
I am a light sleeper boyfriend snores I don't get good sleep need help don't want to take sleeping pills. Ear plugs hurt my ears.
See below: A white noise device can help, if you do not prefer to sleep in different rooms. Also, if your boyfriend gasps/chokes at night periodically, has morning headaches, daytime sleepiness, night time acid reflux, and/or dry mouth, it is recommended he consult a sleep doctor for evaluation of sleep apnea (including a look if he has nasal obstruction or congestion). Hope that helps! ...Read more
Probably: Get rid of them and see.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pinched nerve: Possible, needs to be checked out.Get a more detailed answer ›