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How can keeping a sleep diary help you sleep?

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During the daytime, keep a record of your sleep patterns and other habits.

For instance, write down how often you woke up during the night, what disturbed your sleep, and how much caffeine or alcohol you had during the day. Then take the diary to your doctor. It will help the two of you plan a strategy to get more shut-eye.

From: 7 Ways to Get Back to Sleep WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Insomnia: How Do I Stay Asleep?"

Harvard Women's Health Watch: "Too Early to Get Up, Too Late to Get Back to Sleep."

National Sleep Foundation.

Helpwithsleeping.net: "Tips and Tricks for Getting Yourself Back to Sleep."

Psychcentral: "Tips for getting to sleep and staying asleep."

Harvard Medical School: "Twelve Simple Tips to Improve Your Sleep."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 23, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Insomnia: How Do I Stay Asleep?"

Harvard Women's Health Watch: "Too Early to Get Up, Too Late to Get Back to Sleep."

National Sleep Foundation.

Helpwithsleeping.net: "Tips and Tricks for Getting Yourself Back to Sleep."

Psychcentral: "Tips for getting to sleep and staying asleep."

Harvard Medical School: "Twelve Simple Tips to Improve Your Sleep."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 23, 2019

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