Well it’s relatively simple- and not. You have to stop the vicious cycle of tinnitus-related thoughts that cause you to lie awake in bed at night. And there are different ways to achieve this. One way, the beginner’s way, is to distract your attention. Try putting your phone under your pillow and playing some sounds that you find soothing here is a playlist for tinnitus
This should get the job done but is unfortunately not as good as tool as the advanced version:
Accept your tinnitus. I know it sounds horrible. But it kind of is the only way to signal your brain you are not in danger, and therefore will be able to sleep. This is a very active and also complicated process that can require some support. Book an initial consultation on how to do that by clicking the button below.
Accepting your tinnitus in no way means that you have to start liking it, or even enjoy it. It just means that you allow it, and all the feelings of despair anxiety, etc. to be there along with it. Allowing these feelings to arise instead of trying to run away from them or mask them (with sleeping pills, sleep hygiene, or any other way) will get you further from sleeping properly. Allowing sensations and tinnitus to coexist will signal your brain in the long run that you are not in danger. The fight or flight response will eventually subside, and great sleep can emerge.
By the way, if you stop struggling with your tinnitus at night, but still cannot sleep at least you are not wasting so much energy, and will feel better the next day.
If you need help with putting this into place, I’m happy to offer you a first free initial consultation.
As usual, I wish you all the best, and especially happy sleeping!!!