1. UV/Blue Light Blocking Goggles
These goggles block blue light and UV light which destroys melatonin (the sleep hormone) stores. I put them on about an hour or two before I go to sleep. They don’t seem to help me fall asleep faster but I’ve noticed that my quality of sleep tends to be higher when I wear them. Yes, you’ll look like a tool when you wear them but if you’ve done a good job picking your significant other they’ll still sex you all the same.
F.lux is a free application for your Mac, Windows, or Linux PC (an iPhone/iPad via jailbreak) which changes the color profile of your computer screen at night to match that of your lighting. It makes your computer screen a lot easier on the eyes and prevents you from being blinded by your screen if you check something late at night. Be prepared to get a lot of questions from others when they see your screen change colors.
3. Blackout Curtains
Getting the room in which you sleep as dark as possible will make a big difference in your sleep quality. I’ve been using these blackout curtains for at least 6 months now.
4. Sleep Mask
A sleep mask helps to keep out any extra light from hitting the eyes.
ZMA is touted as a “night-time recovery support”. It contains Zinc, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6. It’s purported to help with sleep but I can’t say I truly notice a difference. It can’t hurt as a lot of people are Magnesium deficient.
Let me know what’s worked for you!