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Why do I have ringing in my ears as I fall asleep?

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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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ears (use earplugs or shower cap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use Tylenol or warm compresses to minimize pain
3x day
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Why are my ears ringing while i fall asleep?

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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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?

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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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
Once
Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
Once
Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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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?

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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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?

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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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?

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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