I used to suffer from bad insomnia too after a close family bereavement and stress from work.
I found that taking Melatonin at night definitely helped a bit.
Being in a room that is too quiet - with complete silence made things worse for me. It was for this reason that I started playing long background noise such as white noise or water/rain/fire sounds to help relax and distract my brain.
After I told my younger brother about it - being the computer whiz kid he is - he started creating 10 hour long videos with the sounds in them for me to listen to. He has also created an advert free YouTube channel featuring his videos. https://relaxingsleepingsounds.com
I am now getting about 5-6 hours each night which although not fantastic - is a great improvement compared to the 2 hours I was lucky to get before hand.
All the best,
April Pulliam Moderator & Contributor
...Thanks so much for sharing this with the community! It sounds like you have a great support system in your brother. I am glad to hear that you have been able to find some relief and are finally getting some much-needed rest! I am sending you lots of positive thoughts for many more peaceful nights! April, Insomnia.Sleep-Disorders.net, Moderator