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4 Tips To Make The Most Of Your Migraine Buddy Sleep Diary!

Lack of sleep or sleeping too much are often common triggers for migraine attacks. 31% of Migraine Buddy users have reported lack of sleep to be a major trigger for their migraines. 

Recording your sleep patterns can be helpful in determining whether sleep is a trigger for you. It can also help you assess how best to modify your lifestyle to get enough rest. For this purpose, we introduced the automatic sleep diary within Migraine Buddy.

 The best part is, you don’t have to do anything to make it work! In the morning the sleep diary will prompt you periods of time during which it thinks you were asleep. Overtime, you will be able to evaluate your average sleep timings as well as how your sleep patterns may affect the onset of migraine attacks.

1) Turn On The Automatic Sleep Detection
Once you have installed the app, it is a good idea to enter your usual sleep timings in Migraine Buddy. To do so, simply tap on the three lines on the top left corner of your home screen, choose the Settings option and enter your usual sleep and wake up timings. 
2) Make Sure You Confirm The Sleep Notification

When you wake up in the morning, the sleep diary will prompt you a period of time during which it thinks you were asleep. If the time is accurate, tap Yes and if you feel it is not accurate, tap No. If you tap No, you will be taken to the sleep log screen where you can edit your sleep timings. 

So what happens if you wake up in the night, perhaps check the time on your phone or turn off an alarm and go to sleep again? The sleep diary will simply record the breaks in your sleep timings and prompt you two periods of time in the morning. 

3) Avoid Movement On Your Phone At Night

In order to get an accurate sleep notification, it is important that you do not keep the phone on the bed with you when you sleep

4) View The Sleep Report In the Reports Section

You can find the correlation between your sleep patterns and migraine attacks by going into the View Reports Section. The report will show your sleep timing for the night before you had a migraine compared to a regular night.

For example, if you look at your migraine report for a certain period of time using the date filtering option in the reports section, and you have had 5 migraines within that period, the time on the left will be an average of your sleep time during those 5 days. The time on the right is the average sleep time of your migraine free days.

Don’t forget to check out the correlation between your sleep patterns and migraine attacks by going into the View Reports section.

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