I can only sleep on my side at night and I have had sore pressure like problems with my ears for at least a year. I read on a blog that TMJ causes pressure to the ears so last night I moved my jaw around and stretched my mouth real wide before I put my head on the pillow. It worked! I have been going crazy and put off going to an ENT because of the cost. I am so glad this helped, now I need to look into TMJ. But if it is a problem with the jaw that would explain why people couldn't get any answers going to an ENT specialist..