What is mindfulness meditation for tinnitus?
Mindfulness is usually a meditation technique to purposely bring one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment without judgment. This is done by focusing on something specific, such as the breath. By using mindfulness meditations, people with Tinnitus can focus their attention away from the sometimes painful ringing sound and onto something else. This is especially useful when trying to fall asleep.
The Effect of Tinnitus on Sleep
Tinnitus is a persistent sound in your ears, usually caused by ear problems in your outer, middle, or inner ear. The disruptive sound takes on the form of ringing, buzzing, hissing, clicking, or a roaring sound like an ocean wave. The perception of sound and the frequency can be different from one person to another. At night, when it is especially quiet, the sound created by Tinnitus is especially disruptive. People who suffer from Tinnitus can have their sleep affected in many ways:
- Having trouble falling asleep.
- Not getting enough sleep.
- Experiencing poor quality sleep.
- Feeling less refreshed in the morning.
How does it work?
We offer guided meditations to help you fall asleep or get back to sleep when your Tinnitus is causing you trouble.
- Open BetterSleep.
- Go to Meditation.
- Use the tags at the top of the page to select Tinnitus.
- Select a meditation for Tinnitus relief or a guided meditation program.
- Enjoy & Relax.
The benefits of Tinnitus meditation
Mindfulness meditation for Tinnitus allows you to focus on the present moment. It helps you accept what’s going on around you without any judgments. By focusing your thoughts away from the ringing sound in your ear, you are able to find a moment of peace and drift off to sleep. If you practice meditation regularly, you can train your mind to focus, relax, and forget about the buzzing sound without trying. A person’s perception of their chronic Tinnitus also changes with meditation. Many people have noted that they felt an increased tolerance and acceptance of their Tinnitus. They said it became another sensation that was annoying, but no longer debilitating. By finally getting deep, restful sleep with the help of meditation for sleep and Tinnitus relief, you’ll find yourself well-rested in the morning, which will impact your mood for the better during the day.