Insomnia Due to Ear Ache

Insomnia can be caused by ear ache. When the ear passages are red and swollen causing pain, it might be difficult to find sleep. This article will provide information on how to deal with this condition.

Symptoms of Ear Congestion

One symptom of ear congestion is that your hearing is impaired. Another one is pain in the ear. These are caused by the fact that the ear passages are swollen and congested. If air is not moving in the ear passages, it might cause pressure to the eardrum, which causes pain. This is especially a problem when sleeping. A congested ear can cause an ear infection if fluid will build up in the ear canal because of the congestion.

Remedies for Ear Congestion

A steam shower will help to ease congestion and sooth the ear with the hydrating effects of the steam.

Another way to achieve this is to use a heated cloth. If you heat up a piece of cloth in the microwave for example, you can use it against the ear to ease congestion with the steam that comes from the cloth.

When your ears are clogged with wax, your ear congestion can become more aggravating and painful. One way to treat this is to have an ear irrigation. This will help remove wax from the ears. You can get an ear irrigation kit and do it yourself or have a health care provider do it for you. Ear irrigation involves using a syringe or a plastic squeeze bottle to push water in the ear. When the water comes out of the ear, it bring forth the wax buildup. It is often necessary to use wax loosening liquids that you pour in the ear and let take effect before irrigation.

Mild ear congestion can also be remedied by closing your nose and breathing hard because this forces air in the passages of the ear. Chewing cum can also be a remedy for mild cases of ear congestion.


Antibiotics are not a good way to treat ear infections. Usually they do not provide sufficient aid in remedying the congestion or infection. Decongestant pills can be used but should only be used during daytime because they are known for causing sleeping problems. This is why decongestant pills should be used carefully, especially if you are already suffering from insomnia.

1 response to Insomnia Due to Ear Ache

  1. Hello
    I am suffering from last 3 months ,i got ct scan,volumetric test which were normal,no fluid and any masses are found in eustacian tube but still when i yawn my left ear doesn’t respond & makes me uneasy which results in insomnia.Please help or advise me.

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