My sleep doc gave me forms to fill out daily to help me identify things that may impact my alertness level. The daily form includes breakfast, lunch dinner and snacks, amount of caffeine, alcohol and stress. It also includes a section to note headaches, heartburn, "spells"/other ( I assume cataplexies, anxiety attacks or whatever other physical event one may be trying to associate with their habits. All the symptoms above and stress are ranked 1-10. Finally you would note what time you went to bed and what time you got up. He gave me this because I reported variation in my day to day "awakeness". I don't believe that he is actually going to go over it with me...I think it is just so I might notice some correlations. Anyway, anyone else's doc recommend this? Anyone interested in having a copy of the form? Comments about your experiences doing something like this? Also for those who remember I had mentioned that my doc gives a driving assessment form to his patients to have someone riding in a car with them complete about what they observe. Some folks had asked about getting a copy of it. I have it now and have it scanned. Seems the easiest thing would be to post it on my website. Let me know.
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