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

Here is an example of a sleep diary. Print it out and use it or create your own sleep diary.


Wake time:

Duration of sleep:
Number of times awake at night:
Quality of sleep:

Caffeine consumption
& time consumed
Alcohol consumption
& time consumed
Food/drink consumption
& time consumed