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How can you use a sleep diary?

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Keeping a sleep diary will let you learn about your sleep patterns and habits. Make a chart with spaces for:

  • How long you think it took you to fall asleep when you first went to bed
  • How long and well you slept
  • How many times you woke up during the night and how long it took you to fall back asleep
  • How much caffeine or alcohol you consumed and when
  • What and when you ate and drank
  • What emotion or stress you had
  • What drugs or medications you took

From: How to Use a Sleep Diary WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE:  The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on October 16, 2018

SOURCE:  The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on October 16, 2018

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