What's the best way to make yourself fall asleep fast without medication, or one of those noise machines?

Sleep Hygiene. Develop a routine that you follow before you go to sleep and follow it daily. A warm drink, lights off at the same time each day. If you want to try some natural sedatives you can try: drink sleepytime or chamomile take melatonin valerian root passion flower.
Not a podiatry? Direct this to your family doctor.