reluctantexan wrote:Because of my "dry eye" I now sleep with a humidifier. Might that help you? Of course everything depends upon your individual needs. I also use a white noise machine. I have a trick to shut down my thinker so that I can go to sleep: I play classical music in my head, no words.
I have a dry eye also, caused by lagophthalmos (the eyelid doesn't completely close during sleep). I love wearing Tranquileyes at night. They create a moist environment around my eyes and also block light, which helps with sleep duration and quality. (https://dryeyeshop.com/collections/nights/products/tranquileyes-starter-kit-travel-sleep)
I have tried other methods of keeping my eye closed (humidifier, tape, plastic wrap, other types of masks), but they don't work as well for me. Tranquileyes are not comfortable for some people, so please read the reviews before purchasing.