Thinking about how to deal with tinnitus symptoms can be so stressful that it may just end up making your tinnitus even worse! But, with these 5 tips and a little patience, we can help you relax, unwind, de-stress, and relieve tinnitus suffering.
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- Avoid noisy environments. Putting yourself in the middle of a noisy environment for an extended period of time can aggravate your tinnitus or make it worse than normal. If you can’t avoid a noisy place (and they can be hard to avoid at times), keep a set of earplugs in your car, pocket, or purse.
- Get emotional help. If you suffer from anxiety, anger issues, or depression, talk to a councilor or therapist. They may be able to help you deal with emotional trouble and in turn, help with your ability to manage tinnitus.
- Get regular exercise. Low impact exercise such as yoga or going for a walk can be beneficial to your health in many ways, including helping to relieve some tinnitus pain. Many tinnitus sufferers also benefit from meditation and relaxation exercises that work well combined with yoga.
- Avoid stimulants like coffee, tea, nicotine, and caffeinated soda. Relaxation is key to managing tinnitus symptoms, and stimulants like nicotine, too much sugar, and caffeine can make it impossible to relax. If you need a jolt in the morning to wake up, stick to one cup or switch to decaf. Sometimes just holding a hot mug in the morning is all you need to feel awake.
- Use a noise machine when you need to decompress. Among the modes for better hearing in hard-to-hear situations, VitaSound’s PAE-300 has a Relax Mode. It plays high-quality nature sounds like babbling brooks, forest birds, windy meadows, and waterfalls. Sounds perfect for relaxing and coping with your tinnitus symptoms.
What do you do to relax and relieve tinnitus symptoms? Tell us in the comments section below!