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How to cope with misophonia triggers

by Shaylynn H.
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Misophonia is a neurological disorder that causes people to have strong negative reactions to specific sounds. These sounds can trigger fight or flight responses, and can be very disruptive to everyday life. There are a few things that people can do to help cope with misophonia triggers.

One thing that can help is to wear headphones. This will help block out the sound of the trigger, and may provide some relief. Another thing that can help is sound masking. There are a number of apps and devices that can create white noise or other calming sounds, which can help drown out the trigger sound.

Misophonia is a condition that causes strong emotional reactions to specific sounds. These sounds are typically referred to as “triggers.” While the triggers vary from person to person, there are some that are more common than others. Here are a few tips for coping with misophonia triggers:

1. White noise can be helpful for drowning out specific sounds. There are many different types of white noise available, so find one that works best for you. Swimming is also great because it provides sensory input which calms the nervous system.

2. Music can also be a great way to drown out triggers. Choose music that is calming and soothing.

3. Swimming is another great way to cope with triggers. The sound of the water can help to mask any other noises that might be bothering you.

If you are one of the unlucky individuals who suffers from misophonia, you know that triggers can be anywhere and everywhere. While there is no official treatment for misophonia, there are some coping skills that can help lessen the impact of triggers. One way to cope with triggers is to take a class on coping skills. These classes can help you learn how to deal with your triggers in a constructive way. If leaving the room is an option, do so. This will allow you to remove yourself from the situation and calm down.

If you are one of the many people who suffer from misophonia, you know how difficult it can be to cope with the condition on a daily basis. However, help is available. Dr. Jennifer Jo Brout is a leading expert on misophonia and offers helpful coping skills on her website, www.misophoniaeducation.com

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