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Sleep History

Your sleep history includes your own recollection of sleep patterns, any family history of poor sleep quality, information from your bed partner, and descriptions of your daytime functioning. Your sleep history should include:

  • An estimate of the amount of sleep you get nightly.
  • How well you sleep.
  • Whether you feel very tired during the day.
  • Your use of sedatives and stimulants, such as coffee.
  • A record of when you sleep, day and night, and when you wake.
  • Any unusual behaviors during sleep, which can include snoring, gasping, or unusual movements.
By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
Last Revised December 1, 2011

Last Revised: December 1, 2011

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