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Pressure in the head when lying down?

I’m wondering if anyone knows of a condition or situation when lying down (let’s say 1 pillow maximum) makes it feel like the pressure from the pillow or floor or whatever causes pressure inside the head? It doesn’t hurt hurt. But it’s uncomfortable and doesn’t feel “alright”. Feels almost like I’m losing blood to the head if that makes sense.. no issues with blood pressure that I know. It’s a pressure all around the head sort of, so hard to explain..
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973741 tn?1342342773
This is probably much more to do with your ears and the inner tubes.  Do you hear a swishing sound too?  Is it more on one side than the other?
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I do hear swishing sounds very often, daily. I also hear what I say is spinal fluid flush up my neck, sounds like sand under water. I also have fake tinnitus frequently. I haven’t thought about which side is more dominant..
973741 tn?1342342773
So, that swooshing is a sign of inner ear issues especially the Eustachian tube.  Do they have the ear nose and throat specialty of doctors in your area?  I would think an ear nose and throat doctor or ENT would be great to help you solve this situation.  Hold your nose and blow, your ears will pop. This is called a reverse ear pop and if you do it several times, it can help clear your ear (my ENT taught me this.).  
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I always thought you weren't supposed to pop your ears that way.i
I got this advice from Google right now."...you should avoid actively trying to pop your ears by pinching your nose or 'blowing open' your ears, as this may actually drive fluid up into the ears through the eustachian tubes and make things worse. Yawning, chewing gum, and gargling with warm salt water are all safe ways to 'pop' the ears."
Nope, that is inaccurate.  It is explained and something commonly told to patients to do by Ear Nose and Throat doctors as well as gp's when someone has that stuffy feeling.  It helps to straighten out the Eustachian tube.  A very common practice and safe.
The ENT that I saw a few years ago said not to do it. My ears don't need popping anymore, so my problem is solved anyway.
Well, that is very different than my experience where this was recommended and did solved a diagnosed Eustachian tube dysfunction that I suffered from for a year and a half.  Sharing my own experience of what worked and what is recommended by doctors (had two give same strategy) in my area.
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Hello I had this, swishing in ears, strong pressure in my head and could not lay on my stomach the pressure was too much, and I had bad headaches and just feeling pretty rough, it turned out to be IIH which is Idiopathic intercranial hypertension, the fluid in my spine was making too much and increasing pressure in my head, make sure your talk to your doctor if you think iy could be, not a lot of people know about this illness, I had to have a lumbar puncture to check the pressure in my head and it was very high, hope this helps
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