Misophonia Thoughts June 2019

Misophonia Thoughts June 2019

Misophonia Awareness is important. Introducing misophonia to the public and educating them on the disorder is in our best interests. Awareness brings empathy and understanding. It opens the door to accommodations and has the potential for making life easier for those...
Is Misophonia Real?

Is Misophonia Real?

Is misophonia real? If you listen to some people, the answer is no. But there is a place where one can find at least 18,500 people who have a different opinion. That’s how many people belong to one misophonia support group on Facebook. For those people, there is no...
CPAP Machines are pretty quiet

CPAP Machines are pretty quiet

Someone mentioned how annoying a CPAP machine is because of the noise they make. They said the machines would probably keep either the sufferer or sleeping partner awake at night. I disagree. There’s no way a CPAP machine will be as annoying as snoring. Mine is...

Is it time to retire the MAS-1?

The Misophonia Activation Scale (MAS-1) is a product of the misophonia UK website. The MAS-1 has appeared center stage in most discussions about misophonia tests. Throughout misophonia history, the MAS-1 has enjoyed an elite status but, is it time to retire this...

Posting Triggers

(From the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/misophoniasupport/ ) We are a large, diverse community. We all come from different backgrounds and have different kinds of needs in terms of support. To provide information and support, we make policy designed...
Sounds good?

Sounds good?

Sound-proofing a room is an appealing project. Especially if it’s a bedroom and noise is a problem for you at night. Unfortunately, sound proofing can be expensive. But there are some low-cost things you can do to reduce sound in a room. The idea is to keep sound from...
Don’t Let It Bother You

Don’t Let It Bother You

“Just Don’t Let It Bother You!” Every person with misophonia has heard a version of this unfortunate suggestion. As difficult as it can be, the best way to address this off-putting remark is to leave it for later.   When triggered, we’re not using our...
Escaping Triggers 101

Escaping Triggers 101

How does one avoid triggers? Identify people and places that you’ve had problems with in the past. Weigh the pros and cons of interacting with these people and going to places that are likely to trigger you. Are there people who don’t trigger you are or more...
Being Bullied Over Misophonia?

Being Bullied Over Misophonia?

In the course of reading posts in the Misophonia Support Group, I come across people who are being teased and taunted over their misophonia. Let’s call it was it is, they’re being bullied. To be clear, when someone deliberately makes a sound that they know is a...