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Having major problems with sound sensitivity when trying to sleep. Can't block out background noise.

I can't handle wearing sound blocking headphones. I'm too sensitive to the touch.

Anyone have any solutions? White noise? Other?

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Rather than white noise, you might check out PINK noise. But I could not tolerate that at all and, I think, many with lyme have a harder time with any kinds of sound muffling things that have motors. But you can see what works. If you buy any items, keep the receipts and be careful when opening so it could be returned.

Sound blocking headphones are TERRIBLE to wear at night, if you are talking about the battery operated ones. They are bad for us, anytime, other than when absolutely necessary for short amounts of time.

They actually have a transformer, microphone and other things in there that can make hyperacusis worse -- so they should be for when you can't avoid a situation and they are needed.

Ear PLUGS, though, if you can manage though, might be of help. If you don't have tinnitus, it's easier. If you do have tinnitus, ear plugs can make it worse, though there are still ways to work with this.

Sorry to hear of this frustration. Many good suggestions in the thread below that I hope will help. It's likely a multi-pronged puzzle and it will likely require multiple approaches. Hope you find what works for you.

First, check all your Rx, OTC items for what might be ototoxic.

Second, be sure your liver / kidney support is full & solid.

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Topic: TINNITUS: Ringing Between The Ears; Vestibular, Balance, Hearing with compiled links - including HYPERACUSIS
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Topic: NATURAL SLEEP & ADRENAL SUPPORT
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We live near a major highway which I actually kind of like. I have a weird love of living near anything to do with travel. We used to live near an airport.

At night, we run floor fans in the summer and space heaters (the safe kind with a tip over feature) in the winter. The noise from the motor is not really very loud

but just loud enough to somewhat mask the highway sound and I find the humming sound kind of comforting. I don't know if something like that might help you.

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Most likely it's not the noise. You have sleeping issue, try to solve that.
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Be very careful, though, with any sleep Rx as many are ototoxic and can make hyperacusis worse.

Melatonin might be good to try. 1 mg sublingual an hour before bedtime when you dim all your lights and disconnect electronics (other than a stereo for soft music).

Then 1 more mg. at bedtime.
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Thank you so much for the replies and information.
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Have you tried ear plugs?
I sleep with them nightly.
I like the ones from Kroger the best.
They are sort of a beige color FWIW.

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Panex Gingseng is a miracle for me to fall asleep naturally.

I know dairy is bad, but strangely milk is also very helpful.

I've also heard that taking vD in the morning helps.

If it's really the noise, silicone earplugs work for me.

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Ear plugs made my head throb and want to scream. Turns out it was the latex in them. Might want to get the soft ones without the latex, just in case.

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I sleep with Max's ear plugs - they're soft wax - can you handle that?
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Soft ear wax may work . . . I've got some starting places now.

Thanks to all!

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I don't know if this would be helpful for you or not but I found the following website which describes "increased sound sensitivity (hyperacusis) as a symptom of Bartonella.

http://www.ohpmd.com/html/tick-borne.php

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I don't know if this would be helpful for you or not but I found the following website which describes "increased sound sensitivity (hyperacusis) as a symptom of Bartonella.

http://www.ohpmd.com/html/tick-borne.php

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Thank you, Tulips. [Smile]
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