Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Sleep diary: what is it, and what are the most useful for better sleep?

Writing down our feelings, thoughts, hopes, and dreams has long been thought to be powerful in calming our minds. Countless studies have linked journal writing to increasing our mental health, but they often associate it with a morning ritual: opening our wallets and daily charts.

According to a 2018 research review, journaling can contribute to fewer doctor-related visits, lower blood pressure, better mood, and increased well-being. While gratitude journals are great, sleep journals offer real benefits in helping us get deeper sleep.

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“Sleep journaling takes a few minutes before going to bed (or in bed) and letting your mind process what’s going on at that moment,” says Kat Lederle, a sleep scientist and body clock expert.

Dr. Ledere insists on the old-school moment with pen and paper: ‘If you use the phone, you expose yourself to direct light that will wake you up. Also, you may be tempted to see other content that will be more exciting for you.

Carley Mellors-Blair, holistic health expert and founder of Other Health, shares with Glamor why we should all keep a sleep journal.

What is a sleep diary?

A sleep diary is a technique that is used an hour before or just before bed, but it is usually a way of eating noise. I did not make the noise of the day, all that remained to be done. He can only think of a conversation you had with someone during the day.’

Journaling sleep helps to clear the head and prepare for tomorrow. Instead of going to sleep and thinking about what to do the next day, it’s a good idea to write something in your journal.

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What are the benefits of writing a sleep journal?

For me, the newspaper has four corners. On the first day you can cross off your list, almost as if you made a list, which creates a positive reinforcement. The second is gratitude, a way to stimulate all the interests of the economy. If you write down a list of things you are grateful for, you won’t have that negativity when you sleep, and it will also affect how you wake up.

“Another angle is self-analysis which is a soft critical process. Thinking about things during the day you could have done better, and you could have handled things in better ways, ending up keeping you thinking before bed. Finally, you want to make a list. If you could do something without time and chance, What would you do? Set some goals for yourself.

“Keeping a sleep diary increases confidence, improves your sleep pattern, makes it easier for you to practice reflection, and helps you wake up in a better mood.”

Choose a sleep diary

Make sure you choose a journal with a layout that suits you, either with white space to jot down your thoughts, or a journal with prompts and different sections to divide specific thoughts and ideas. Finally, the best sleep journals should be tailored to your preferences if you want to write in them every night and enjoy it.

Article originally published by Glamor UK,, adapted by Paola Zamarripa.

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