Every SINGLE night when I try and lay down and go to sleep. If I sleep on my left side with my right ear facing the ceiling... it gets like these spasms... you know how sometimes you will have a twitch on your arm or leg and you can watch it, that's what it reminds me of. If I put my finger in my ear, I can actually feel it spasm... it doesn't hurt but it's SO annoying, and it's absolutely impossible to sleep if I continue laying in that position. I HAVE to roll over. If I roll over and lay on my other side with me actually laying on my right ear it won't do it. But then during the day sometimes my left ear will want to do it... but 2X faster that the right, but it's usually only for a couple minutes. But my right ear does it EVERY night like clock-work, and I can NEVER sleep with it facing the ceiling, does anyone have ANY clue what this is or why it's happening??
Have a weird question with a problem I'm having related to ear spasms I guess you'd call it? lol?
Question posted by sexyangel2981 on 13 Aug 2011
Last updated on 3 December 2018
I've been experiencing the same symptoms. Did yours go away or do you still have trouble with the ear spasm while sleeping?
Hi, did you ever figure out what this was or what causes it? I have the same issue.
There is a muscle in the ear called the tensor tympani that can spasm. The condition is called tensor tympani myoclonus. If this is in fact what this is and it is not painful then I wouldn't worry. If it does become painful or too annoying I would have it checked by an audiologist.
This is indeed a different kind of question! Are you speaking of the outter ear or the inner ear? I assume you mean the outter ear so I also assume it could just be a vein that you are feeling the throbbing with pulse. When it does it again, check the pulse in your wrist & see if they coincide. If they do, I don't think you have anything to worry about. Just my thoughts...
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