Don’t stay in bed if you can’t get to sleep within 15 minutes. If you’re still awake at the end of that period, get up and get out of the bedroom. Do not engage in any stimulating or strenuous activity. Instead, try to find something that will help relax you. By teaching your body that you only sleep in bed, will help prevent tossing and turning. People with tinnitus should stay away from loud noises. Have some earplugs on your person at all times so you can quickly put them on if you are unexpectedly exposed to loud noises. When ear plugs are not available, utilize the fingers of your hand and block loud noises in any way available. If you find yourself without earplugs, and in the presence of unhealthy noise levels, simply plug your ears with your fingers. Use ear plugs when you swim, if you suffer from tinnitus. Swimming can lead to water entering the ear canal, and that can worsen tinnitus symptoms. A strange as this seems, you should even wear ear plugs while taking a shower.
Once you find tinnitus relief, look for what is causing the tinnitus. It may be easier to find a cause if your tinnitus appeared suddenly. If you can deduce the actual cause of the condition, you will have a much easier time getting rid of it, or preventing symptoms from returning. Leave no stone unturned on your journey towards an answer.