Sleep – we all do it, but nearly half of us don’t do it well. And whether you sleep well or not, it
is essential to our health and wellbeing. Without it we’re not much good at doing anything else.
What is a sleep diary?
A sleep diary is a daily log to record your sleep-wake pattern. It aims to measure the pattern and quality of your
sleep, and factors that may affect your sleep.
How to use the sleep diary
✔ It takes just a few minutes to complete each day – some questions need answering ﬁrst thing in the morning,
some need answering at the end of the day.
✔ Fill out the diary for at least two weeks. We’ve given you diary entries for seven days so please make copies for
✔ Review your completed diary to see if there are any patterns or practices that are helping or hindering your sleep.
✔ If you notice a pattern, make one change at a time and implement for at least one week, preferably two weeks.
For sleep tips and other helpful advice visit www.sleepcouncil.org.uk