Sleep checklist

Use this checklist to help you identify how you might be able to improve your sleep.

Check List:

  • I have a regular sleep routine
  • The place where I sleep is comfortable
  • I relax properly before trying to sleep
  • I have tried doing other things to relax if I can’t sleep at night
  • I avoid doing stressful activities in the bedroom
  • I catch up on missed sleep in an appropriate way
  • I have a healthy and balanced diet
  • I do some physical activity
  • I get some natural light during the day and sleep in a dark place at night
  • I keep a sleep diary
  • I have tried to resolve any stresses or worries that are affecting my sleep
  • I have tried self-help techniques to recognise and challenge unhelpful thought patterns about sleep
  • I have tried complementary therapies
  • I have talked to my family doctor to eliminate a physical cause
  • I have tried a talking treatment
  • I have tried medication
  • I have asked for a referral to a sleep clinic
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