There are some home remedies for tinnitus that can help to quiet that ringing in your ears, or buzzing and various other sounds produced by tinnitus. While finding a cure can be a challenge since this affliction which is considered a symptom and not a disease is still not very well understood, these 5 home remedies may offer some relief even temporarily.
1. Background noise
Whether you use a masking device, TV, radio, etc, to mask or provide some background noise, this may actually be one of the best home remedies for tinnitus especially if you are trying to sleep.
Background noise can help you to not to be so focused on the annoying sounds of tinnitus. If tinnitus is severe, you may want to invest in a white noise machine which is more effective at masking tinnitus. Do keep in mind that this background/white noise will not eliminate tinnitus because once you turn off the machine or device, the noises will return. For more on sound maskers, click here.
2. Stress management
It can be one of those questions that can difficult to answer. Does stress cause tinnitus or do you become stressed out because of tinnitus and on and on it goes but stress has been identified as being one of the risk factors for tinnitus development.
Furthermore, dealing with the annoyances of the constant ringing in ears can lead to even more stress that may further worsen the symptoms of tinnitus. What is certain is that you will have to develop a stress management system. Stress is normal to life but what is normal is for the stress to go away once the stressor is eliminated. Chronic stress on the other hand which goes on for months or years can lead to many health issues including tinnitus so learn to relax.
Exercise, meditate, socialize, and so on and so forth in order to eliminate chronic stress which may be increasing your risk of developing tinnitus or worsening the sounds.
Stress management is crucial since many sufferers report a reduction in tinnitus when they reduce their stress and the reverse when they are stressed out.
3. Get involved
One of the effects of the constant ringing in the ears is that sufferers may want to shut themselves off and not do anything but focus on the sounds which only worsens the condition and lead to depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, fears, etc. Force yourself if you have to not to shut yourself off from getting together with your family, friends, trying a new hobby, etc. You will be surprised that once you get involved and don’t just sit at home, it may give you the relief that you need because you are focused on other things and not tinnitus.
4. Watch what you eat
Tinnitus is considered a symptom and not a disease which means that there is something wrong in your body that is causing all that buzzing in your ears. While it can be a challenge to get to whatever this root cause is, changing your diet can help by avoiding certain foods which you can read more about here as well as eating more foods that provide essential nutrients to the body which can help address this root cause. Add more fruits and vegetables, stop smoking or drinking excessive amounts of alcohol and so on and so forth.
Inadequate sleep can make an already bad situation worse and increase depression, anxiety, lack of concentration at work, etc. It is important to get at least 8 hours of sleep at night. Many sufferers have stated that when they are tired, tinnitus seems to be worse and unfortunately, the ringing in your ears can make it difficult to go to sleep.
You need to develop strategies to help you sleep. One of the best home remedies for tinnitus when you have trouble sleeping is using melatonin which is a natural sleep aid.
You can play soft music or use a white noise machine to help you sleep. You may use prescription strength sleep aids but since they are habit forming start with something like melatonin and other non habit forming strategies first to see whether they will work before turning to prescription medications.
These are just a few home remedies for tinnitus that may help you get some relief. If you are not interested in just coping with tinnitus, you may want to try the Tinnitus Miracle guide which is a holistic system that seeks to get at the root cause of this problem in order to eliminate it and not just treat the symptoms. Find out more about this bestselling guide here.