I've been using no-name brand sleep aid pills to force myself to sleep at night because often I otherwise just can't sleep when it's most appropriate to do so (the medical professionals I've talked to about this have told me that, from what I've described, my sleeping habits don't appear to be a medical issue - it's just the way my body wants to sleep - and advised me to go ahead and just keep using sleep aids if they help). This has been fine for a while.
I can no longer really budget for even the inexpensive sleep aids, but I really
need to be able to have a sleep vs awake time schedule that is compatible with a 1:00 - 5:00~ schedule at a bare minimum right now, and my body is not being cooperative on it's own no matter what I try to do, including literally lying on the bed for 8~ hours looking up at the ceiling until the sun comes up.
I'm not looking for a nonsense homeopathic remedy or whatever; I just want to know if there are certain foods or something you can eat at night that can act as a sort-of sleep aid.