Millions of adults have sleep problems such as difficulty in falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up earlier than they would like to and not being able to go back to sleep. Most people tend to accept their symptoms as a part of life, but remember that most sleep disorders can be treated. While some sleep disorders may need treatment by a specialist, many sleeping problems can be improved by self-help and care.
A record of your sleeping pattern and habit can help to identify the sleep disorder, and pinpoint problems in both day and night-time habits that may be possibly contributing to your difficulties. Some of the details that should be noted in the sleep diary include:
This record can help to identify if your certain behaviour is causing your sleep disturbance and ruining your chance for a good night’s sleep. They can be activities such as having excessive coffee before bedtime which makes it difficult for you to fall asleep. Besides this, the record can prove to be helpful if you decide to go to see a sleep doctor.
Although all sleep disorders cannot be cured by following good sleep habits but a consistent sleep routine and improved sleep habits can help you to sleep better.
Good sleep habits can improve your sleep quality and duration of sleep but if self-help measures do not improve your sleep, consult a sleep specialist.
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