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Sleep diary

– Components: – Time intended to wake up – Time woke up – Method of waking up – Time got out of bed – Description […]

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– Components:
– Time intended to wake up
– Time woke up
– Method of waking up
– Time got out of bed
– Description of daytime mood and activities

– Data collection:
– Hand-drawn on graph paper
– Specialized software available
– Spreadsheet or database software
– Online services for tracking
– Typically one week per page

– Assessment and intervention tool:
– Key in Insomnia II assessment
– Quantifies sleep disorder severity
– Aids in correct diagnosis
– Tracks changes in sleep
– Measures treatment outcomes reliably

– See also:
– Dream diary

– References:
– Perlis, Michael L; Carla Jungquist; Michael T Smith; Donn Posner (2005)
– Morin, C.M. (1996)
– Charles M. Morin; Colin A. Espie (2003)

Sleep diary (Wikipedia)

A sleep diary is a record of an individual's sleeping and waking times with related information, usually over a period of several weeks. It is self-reported or can be recorded by a caregiver.

Example layout of a sleep diary

The sleep diary, or sleep log, is a tool used by doctors and patients. It is a useful resource in the diagnosis and treatment of especially circadian rhythm sleep disorders, and in monitoring whether treatment of those and other sleep disorders is successful.

Sleep diaries may be used in conjunction with actigraphy.

In addition to being a useful tool for medical professionals in the diagnosis of sleep problems, a sleep diary can help make individuals more aware of the parameters affecting their sleep. This data alone can help people self-diagnose what helps them get a good sleep.

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