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How can a sleep diary help improve my sleep?

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It may be key to helping you and your doctor 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.

From: Keeping a Sleep Diary WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: American Sleep Association.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 28, 2019

SOURCE: American Sleep Association.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 28, 2019

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