People who suffer from tinnitus usually look to their doctor for a solution when it comes to finding some tinnitus relief. However, quite often they can make significant improvements to their symptoms through some simple lifestyle changes.
You may think that what you eat or drink on a daily basis may have little effect on how bad your tinnitus is but this isn’t always the case. If your tinnitus is really bothering you then it’s always worth keeping a food diary for a couple of weeks and making a note of your symptoms on a daily basis. You may be surprised to see a link between certain things that you eat or drink and changes in the intensity of your tinnitus symptoms.
Sufferers have reported things such as cheese, coffee, red wine and alcoholic drinks amongst the things that have had an adverse effect on their tinnitus. Tobacco or cigarette smoking is also another culprit. You could also see if cutting down on your salt intake has any effect on your tinnitus.
Don’t forget that everybody is different so what works for one person may have no effect on another. However, there’s certainly no harm in monitoring your diet for a couple of weeks to see what happens when you add or omit certain things. It won’t do you any harm to do this and you may be pleasantly surprised by what you discover.
Improving your health through exercising daily is good for everybody and is something that we should all be working towards. However, as a tinnitus sufferer you may find that the fitter you become the less troublesome your tinnitus is. This is most likely because the exercise will have improved your circulation, and this can only be beneficial for you.
Likewise, if you can keep your stress levels down and learn to relax more, this too is very good for your health.
There are many resources available that can help you to learn to relax deeply. These include books on relaxation techniques and meditation, and CDs that have gentle music and nature sounds on them to help you to learn how to relax.
Many sufferers of tinnitus have trouble getting to sleep as their “inner noises” appear to become louder once the everyday sounds of the house have died down. This is where relaxation techniques can come into their own in helping you to relax deeply, and to get tinnitus relief at the end of the day by helping you to easily fall asleep.