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Dr. Patrick Melder
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Why do I have ringing in my ears as I fall asleep?

Dr. Patrick Melder
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
22 years in practice
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Why do I have ringing in my ears as I fall asleep?

It's always there: You don't just have it while you sleep... It's there all the time but you notice it while you are falling asleep because the ambient noise during the day that would normally mask it is starting to decrease around the house... "the house is quiet." the ringing (tinnitus) is usually nothing serious, but you may want to have your hearing checked. Also check my health tips http://tinyurl.Com/42dosks. ...Read more

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Dr. Alexander Gorup
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Why are my ears ringing while i fall asleep?

Dr. Alexander Gorup
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
24 years in practice
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Why are my ears ringing while i fall asleep?

More quiet: Usually patients notice this symptom more due to it being more quiet at bedtime or while sleeping. May have a hearing loss. Have it checked out. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Bergum
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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When i'm trying to fall asleep or when i hear low frequencies my eardrum feels like it's vibrating. I can hear and feel it in my ear. What is this?

Dr. Anifat Balogun
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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When i'm trying to fall asleep or when i hear low frequencies my eardrum feels like it's vibrating. I can hear and feel it in my ear. What is this?

Low frequency noise: The eardrum vibrates in response to sound wave arriving there. I would see and ENT for ear examination and hearing testing. Based on findings, recommendations can be given to to help reduce or resolve this sensation. ...Read more

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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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I am ill and i was blowing my nose when my left ear wouldn't unpop. Is it okay to fall asleep?

Dr. Franklyn Gergits
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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I am ill and i was blowing my nose when my left ear wouldn't unpop. Is it okay to fall asleep?

Ear popping: Hello. It is ok to sleep with a blocked ear. Tomorrow or even tonight, begin using Afrin nasal spray as directed for no longer than 5 days total. ...Read more

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
27 years in practice
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I have terrible ear pain. There is pus coming out and swelling in front of my ear. What's wrong? And how can I fall asleep with all my pain?

Dr. Kathy Robinson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I have terrible ear pain. There is pus coming out and swelling in front of my ear. What's wrong? And how can I fall asleep with all my pain?

Otitis externa: It sounds like you have an infection in the ear canal. This is called otitis externa or swimmer's ear. You need to see a doctor and get antibiotic drops for it. In the mean time take ibuprofen 600 mg every 6 hours and use warm compresses. See a doctor as soon a possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
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Sometimes I experience loud ringing in my ears and paralysis as I'm falling asleep after briefly waking up in the morning. Is there a name for this?

Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
31 years in practice
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Sometimes I experience loud ringing in my ears and paralysis as I'm falling asleep after briefly waking up in the morning. Is there a name for this?

Ringing & paralysis: does not usually go hand in hand with so called "stage arousal disorders of sleep" or typical narcolepsy The combination of loud ringing in the ears associated with transitory sleep paralysis might be due to an evolving sleep disorder but other conditions must be excluded including basilar migraine, seizure disorder and periodic paralysis. Polysomnography, EEG and consultation are advised. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How can I get rid of tinnitus? I have it for several months now and it bothers me mostly when i want to fall asleep. Is there any cure for this?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How can I get rid of tinnitus? I have it for several months now and it bothers me mostly when i want to fall asleep. Is there any cure for this?

Often the cause of: Tinnitus is't discovered. However, would encourage ear/nose/throat assessment and audiometry. Evaluation might identify a modifiable cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Lee Peter Bee
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I have ringing in my ears all the time I can hear it all day it increases when it's quite and when I go to sleep help me please what I have to do ??

Dr. Lee Peter Bee
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I have ringing in my ears all the time I can hear it all day it increases when it's quite and when I go to sleep help me please what I have to do ??

Tinnitus: Many health conditions can cause or worsen tinnitus. In many cases, an exact cause is never found. A common cause of tinnitus is inner ear cell damage. Tiny, delicate hairs in your inner ear move in relation to the pressure of sound waves. This triggers ear cells to release an electrical signal through nerve from your ear (auditory nerve) to your brain. Your brain interprets these signal as sound ...Read more

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