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Keeping a Sleep Log

by Berkeley Wellness  

If you have ongoing or recurrent sleep problems, it’s useful to keep a sleep log for a week, especially if you plan to discuss the issue with a health care provider. Record the following:

  • Time you get into bed; how long it takes you to fall asleep; periods of wakefulness; time you wake up and get out of bed.
  • How easily you wake up. Are you groggy and out-of-sorts?
  • The time and duration of any naps.
  • Factors disrupting your sleep, such as pain, worry, pets, children, street noise or your bed partner’s snoring.
  • How rested/tired you feel the next day.
  • Tobacco and alcohol use.
  • Caffeinated beverages you consume.
  • Drugs you take. Many decongestants,for instance, have a stimulant effect.
  • Some antidepressants can skew your sleep architecture.