Hello, My ears hurt all of the time when I go to sleep at night and wake-up on one or the other. If I dont make a hole in my pillow for my ears, I wake-up with my ears killing me. Does anyone have this too. I also have one side of my tongue like numb and tingly :( please help me....
yes I have the ear thing all the time hurts like the devil I bet the ear that hurts real bad is a very dark red if you look at in the mirror too.
It's caused from sleeping on that ear for so long in the same spot and not moving for a long time can you imagine putting all the weight of your head on that one tiny little organ made of just a little cartilage it's gonna hurt
Yes it does feel like they are broken Thats the exact work for the pain. But I didn't understand what you said about me biting and the last part of what you said. Thank you for your input I just dont understand what this is :(
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Ear pain during sleeping can be due to compression of the sensory nerves commonly called as pinched nerves, which supply the pinna (lobe) of the ear. Other causes could be bruxism (clenching and grinding of the teeth during sleep), dental pain, sinus problem, and fibromyalgia (rarely causes localized pain but a possibility). Conditions of the ear like dermatitis of the skin of the ear, compression of the nerves (trigeminal neuralgia, facial nerve compression) or it can be psychogenic otalgia (no cause can be found).
Please consult an ENT specialist. In addition, you may need investigations like nerve conduction velocity test, dental examination and CT scan of sinuses.
Try sleeping on your back, use sleeping caps with foam rubber rings, use soft pillows to decrease the pressure or sleep reclined.
Hope this helps. Take care!
sorry what i meant to say was my tongue used to hurt and feel either numd or have pins and needles in it because i used to bite on it in my sleep,i would wake up with dead ears and a tongue that felt numb
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