Prompts that help you journal...
Starting a sleep journal might seem like a big step, but it can be a lot of fun and super rewarding once you get into the swing of things.
As someone who understands the need for a little nudge, I have got your back with these 11 prompts to help you write your sleep journal like a pro.
1. Bedtime: Jot down when you called it a night. Was it your usual bedtime or something different? Did you find it hard to relax and drift off to sleep?
3. Sleep duration: Figure out how long you slept last night. Was it enough? Did it match up with your sleep goals?
4. Time to fall asleep: Write down roughly how long it took you to nod off. Were any thoughts or worries keeping you awake?
5. Nighttime awakenings: Record any times you woke up during the night. What caused you to wake up, and how long did it take you to snooze again?
7. Sleep quality: Rate your overall sleep quality on a scale from 1-10, with 1 being terrible and 10 being fantastic. What made you pick that number?
8. Pre-sleep routine: Talk about what you did before hitting the hay. Were you winding down with a book or a warm bath, or were you caught up in screens or work?
9. Sleep environment: Describe your sleep space, including things like room temperature, noise, and lighting. Did anything disturb your sleep?
10. Daily habits: Reflect on your daily activities, like exercise, caffeine, and alcohol, and think about how they might have affected your sleep. Are there any habits you want to change to get better sleep?
11. Mood and stress: Think about how you felt emotionally and stress-wise yesterday. How did that influence your sleep? Are there any stress-busting techniques you'd like to try out?
Sleep journaling method...
As you go along, take some time to look back at your entries to spot trends, areas you can work on, or things that might be messing with your sleep quality. Use these insights to make changes and work toward getting the best sleep of your life.