The effect of insomnia on tinnitus patients

According to a study conducted by Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, USA, insomnia can aggravate the ringing, buzzing, or hissing in the brain and ears of patients.

The co-author of the study, Dr. Kathleen L. Yaremchuk, Head of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital, said: “Tinnitus is a series of cognitive, emotional, physical and psychological processes that can make patients feel distressed. Sleep problems. Including insomnia, insomnia will reduce the ability of tinnitus patients to bear the symptoms of tinnitus.”

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A retrospective investigation was conducted on 117 patients in Ford Hospital.Information is collected through telephone interviews, questionnaires (TRQ, which is the performance of tinnitus on mood in people’s lifestyle and health and well-being), and insomnia severity index (ISI, a simple screening measurement for insomnia) Got up.

Studies have found that the more serious the sleep problems of tinnitus patients, the stronger the symptoms of tinnitus.

Dr. Yaremchuk pointed out: “Treatment of tinnitus patients is very challenging. The clinical manifestations of chronic tinnitus patients may include anxiety, depression, irritability, or low mood. However, their biggest problem is difficulty falling asleep.”
The study further proved that after the evaluation and treatment of insomnia, the severity of tinnitus symptoms in patients will be reduced.

This research was published at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Comprehensive Otorhinolaryngology Society in San Diego.

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