Five tips for a better night’s sleep. Both caffeine and alcohol can impair the quality of sleep or make it difficult for you to fall asleep. Magnesium is an important mineral that plays a key role in almost all aspects of health, including sleep. Your therapist will work with you over the course of a few months to identify which thoughts and behaviors are having a negative impact on your sleep patterns.
Both are thought to have effects on the brain that make it easier for you to fall asleep. In some cases, they’re part of CBT-I, and sometimes they can be used with other treatments (or alone) to help you get back to sleep.