I've noticed, even after eating Paleo for quite a while now, that the sound of my own heartbeat in my ears when I try to sleep often seems ridiculously loud. I don't suffer from high blood pressure (if anything it's on the low side), and reducing salt intake doesn't seem minimize the sound.
Has anyone noticed and/or actually reduced this effect?
I've lost 113lbs. I am in the best shape of my life. The sound of my heartbeat is only a problem in that it makes it harder for me to sleep in positions where my ear is against the pillow. Obviously, I can avoid the problem by just laying flat on my back.
I do not feel this rather trivial problem warrants me going to a gatekeeper (doctor) who will want to run a bunch of tests, which will only verify I'm in good health- and not come up with a solution. The gatekeepers are used to getting paid while providing little to no help, which is one of the reasons the medical industry is so messed up in this country.