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    Can Anything Help With Tinnitus?

    Although it is true that there is no cure for tinnitus, there are several effective, affordable options to help you manage your condition.

    If you or a loved one suffer from tinnitus, you are likely aware of the impact that the condition can have on all parts of life—not just hearing. Your relationships with family, loved ones, friends and coworkers can be affected by the general discomfort associated with tinnitus.

    Sleep is the number 1 complaint among tinnitus sufferers, and so it follows that improving your sleep can help you improve your quality of life. Tips to help you achieve better sleep can include the following:

    • Stick to a sleep schedule of the same bedtime and wake-up time, even on the weekends. This helps to regulate your body's clock.
    • Practice a relaxing bedtime ritual. A relaxing, routine activity such as reading a book or meditating can help separate you from activities that cause excitement, stress or anxiety which can make it more difficult to fall asleep.
    • Evaluate your room. Create a sleep environment conducive to getting a good night's sleep. Your bedroom should be free of noises or distractions, free of bright lights, and it should be cool – between 60 and 67 degrees.
    • Avoid alcohol, cigarettes and heavy meals late in the evening as all of these can disrupt sleep. Try to eat dinner or large meals two to three hours before bedtime, allowing your body to digest before falling asleep.
    • Make sure your mattress is comfortable and supportive. Most mattresses have a life expectancy of 9 or 10 years.

    Beyond these life habits, there are over-the-counter products available to help you sleep more soundly. For tinnitus and ear health, experts recommend avoiding loud noises and taking Lipo-Flavonoid® Plus.1,2 To improve sleep, there's also new Lipo-Flavonoid Night with melatonin3 and Sonorest Sleep Tones, a sound machine specially designed for tinnitus sufferers to help them relax and fall asleep.

    To learn more about how pitches and tones can affect your sleep, and how Lipo-Flavonoid products can help you, visit LipoFlavonoid.com.

    1. Demographics and General Wellness, American Tinnitus Association website ATA.org
    2. April 2016 Survey. Clarion Brands Inc. data on file
    3. Hurtuk A, et al. Melatonin: can it stop the ringing? Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology, July 2011

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