So I'm going to start trying to keep a sleep diary to help figure out why I have such terrible insomnia. I am hoping that the below information will help me figure out what I need to do to be able to get a normal sleep pattern. Below is the info I'm going to keep track of, if you want to read the whole article you can here: Keeping a Sleep Diary www.sparkpeople.com/reso
What time did you wake up today?
What time are you lying down to go to sleep?
What, if any, was your bedtime routine?
What were the last food(s) you consumed tonight? (Include type, amount, and time you ate.)
Did you exercise today? (Include the type, duration, and time of day if you exercised.)
Did you consume any alcoholic beverages today? (Include type, number, and time of day.)
Did you consume any caffeinated drinks or foods today? (Include type, number, and time of day.)
Did you take any medications (prescription and/or over-the-counter) today? (Include type, amount, and time of day.)
Did you take any naps today? (Include number of naps, duration of each, and time of day.)
What types of stressors did you encounter today, and what types do you expect to encounter tomorrow?
How hungry did you feel today? (1- Not hungry, 2- Normal hunger, 3- Strong hunger, 4- Extreme hunger)
How awake did you feel today? (1- Exhausted, 2- Somewhat tired, 3- Fairly alert, 4- Wide awake)
How irritable did you feel today? (1- Calm, 2- Slightly annoyed, 3- Moderately irritable, 4- Highly irritable)
How long did it take you to fall asleep last night? (This may be an estimate.)
How many times did you wake up during the night? (Include times you woke up and how long you stayed awake.)
In total, how many hours did you sleep last night?