Learn about your sleep patterns and habits by keeping a daily sleep diary. It may be key to helping you and your health care provider diagnose and treat a sleep disorder. Make up a chart with spaces for:
- The time you went to bed and woke up.
- How long and well you slept.
- When you were awake during the night.
- How much caffeine or alcohol you consumed and when.
- What/when you ate and drank.
- What emotion or stress you had.
- What drugs or medications you took.
- Exercise you had during the day and what time.
Here is an example of a sleep diary. Print it out and use it or create your own sleep diary.
Duration of sleep:
Number of times awake at night:
Quality of sleep:
stress/exercise with timeMedications