Sleep Disorders: Sleep Diary

Last Editorial Review: 6/20/2005
The Cleveland Clinic

Learn about your sleep patterns and habits by keeping a daily sleep diary. 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 and time consumed Alcohol consumption and time consumed Food/drink consumption and time consumed Emotions/ stress Medications

Reviewed by The Sleep Medicine Center at The Cleveland Clinic.

Edited by Michael J. Breus, PhD, WebMD, September 2004.

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