New research finds that people with tinnitus (perception of chronic ringing, buzzing, hissing or clicking in the head and ears) have more difficulty coping with the conditions with poor sleep.
The study included 117 tinnitus patients treated at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit between 2009 and 2011. The findings showed, the more severe the patients’ insomnia, the greater their complaints about their tinnitus symptoms and the worse their emotional distress.
More than 36 million Americans have tinnitus. The exact cause is not known, but several conditions have been found to trigger or worsen tinnitus, including exposure to loud noises, wax build-up in the ears, sinus or ear infections, head and neck injuries, and disorders such as Lyme disease, fibromyalgia and hypo- or hyperthyroidism.
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