Caffeine, alcohol, and stimulants like cocaine raise blood pressure, increasing blood flow through the body, including the ears, which can make tinnitus worse. If you are having trouble with tinnitus, you should consider whether coffee, alcohol, or recreational drug use is causing it.
Tinnitus can also be caused by stress, so focus on doing things that make you feel calm, such as sleeping through the night, going to the gym, going for a run, or meditating. The more relaxed your mind and body are, the less likely your tinnitus will become worse.
It’s worth noting that anxiety around tinnitus can snowball – the more you worry, the more you’ll notice it – so it’s really worth readjusting your lifestyle to prevent it from getting worse.