"may cause" ... it may shock you but you can use a concept that's alien to you : self discipline.
Never too late to learn (you've even got monks there who could teach you).
Its strange how you're the only one here who's so obsessive about this ... I wonder how many mech valvers we have here who can sleep. You can count me as one of them. If people decided they can't put up with some aspect, then they just choose the other option
I'm not sure I take comfort in it, but its handy for giving me a heads up about being stressed. Further after I started getting tachycardia I noticed it really soon (which I may not have done if I couldn't hear it) and was able to get treatment for that.I take COMFORT in hearing my valve.
This. I've had my St. Jude's mitral for 27 years and although I will occasionally get fixated on the ticking I remind myself that it simply means it's working. This time of year (in the Northern hemisphere) it's dry so my wife uses a humidifier in the bedroom. I found this white noise masks the ticking and could be a simple solution for those who are kept awake by the ever-present sound.
You will eventually get so used to the noise that you will not even hear it, except on occasions.Potential valve noise was something that concerned me prior to my surgery 33 months ago but I can honestly say for me it’s been a non-issue. Sometimes if I’m lying on my left side in bed, I can hear it. It doesn’t particularly bother me but if it does, I simple shift my position or turn over.
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