After working in a noisy environment for 40 year I developed tinnitus.... to be able to sleep at night I have to play music at night or use an app on my phone called "white noise".....
I have to alternate between the two, because one or the other looses it's effectiveness...I use a small speaker in the pillow, so as not to disturb my wife.
During the day I can focus and after a while manage to ignore it.
If I'm focusing on the TV or reading a book, and my wife ore anyone else start to talk to me, I have to get her to startover because I missed the first few words because of the background noise.
She says I'm going deaf, yet I can hear things that she doesn't...
Just yesterday, I tell her..."your cell phone is ringing" ...She couldn't hear it above the TV ,...She had left it in her handbag in the entrance closet.
She argued with me that I was hearing thing until she looked at her phone and seen, one missed call in the previous minute.
I tried Gaba, Valerian, melatonin, unisom , to sleep good.
I have an appointment with my doctor thursday for my annual check-up and prescription renewal, I'm gonna ask him if he can prescribe medical cannabis....the edible kind...(Only need it to sleep and don' want to screw up my lungs.