Things that help
Magnesium glycinate. Both magnesium and glycinate help sleep.
Melatonin. Don’t take those 5-10mg ones, while not harmful, it way too much and there’s such a spike that the drop in levels during the night can trigger you to wake up in the night and not be able to get back asleep. Melatonin isn’t a hammer to knock yourself to sleep with. It should be seen as a subtle tool to improve sleep quality. You want doses of 0.3mg (300 mcg). Take a normal one consistently at 8-9PM, and then a delayed release one when you go to bed.
L-theanine is another fantastic and safe calming agent. It may lose some effectiveness when taken consecutively over time. It’s also great to pair with caffeine in the morning (you shouldn’t have caffeine after noon). FYI, Dark chocolate has significant caffeine if you weren’t aware. Even if caffeine makes you drowsy, it is still probably screwing with sleep quality, so dark chocolate and tea are best avoided.
Make sure your room has clean air (HEPA air filter meant for mold/allergens) and enough humidity (especially now that it’s winter and your heating system may not have a humidifier). Use the evaporative kind with a fan and wick. Steam based one make a lot of heat, eat electricity, are loud and need constant hard water scale cleaning. Ultrasonic ones also need constant cleaning because they quickly breed bacteria and throw them everywhere, along with the minerals in the water. Mine ends up putting 1-1.5 gallons of water in the air every day, and my sinuses no longer dry out.
If you are really desperate I find a full dose of aspirin helps. For one off fixes it’s fine, but consecutive use will mess up your stomach and also seems to cause a subtle dependence. One advantage is it doesn’t cause and residual drowsiness if you need to get up in a few ours.
Don’t eat too close to bed.
Get rid of or block all those shitty LEDs, block street lights.
This video explains the differences in a lot of detail. Probably too much detail, if I'm being honest. But by the end you'll know a lot more about this subject than you ever thought you'd need.
I have a console humidifier in the same room as my tent, but it's a whole-home unit with a 10 gallon capacity. Not a small unit for in the tent.
Vornado makes a 1 or 2 gallon evaporative that would probably fit nicely in your tent. You can set the humidity level and it will automatically hold the ambient humidity at the level you choose.
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