Misophonia

Hayley

Misophonia

Hayley
headphones-933157_640I suffer from misophonia.

Specifically, I have an extreme reaction to soft sounds like someone chewing, swallowing liquid, whispering etc. I actually thought I was the ONLY person in the world with this until the internet.

It's really a terrible affliction and directly related to my caregiving. My mom is constantly making weird noises and I walk around with my headphones on all day, the volume at the highest level, playing white noise which is like a kind of static. Many times the sounds are too loud to be drowned out.

I start crying. My choice is to be apart from my mom or cry. I know she does understand this problem and tries very hard to not make the sounds, but a lot of times she just starts again. Just hoping she sleeps through the night.

I really, really need sleep. This lack of sleep is wearing me out.