Journal Prompts for Sleep: Get a better night's rest

15 Journal Prompts for Sleep: Get a Better Night’s Rest

It’s a well-known fact that we’re all not getting enough sleep!

Which might be the reason you started journaling, after all it is proven to help you sleep better.

Below we’ve compiled 15 sleep journaling prompts so you can drift off faster tonight:

5 sleep journal prompts
5 sleep journal prompts

1. What is keeping you up at night?

2. Write down three sleep affirmations for tonight.

Research shows that reciting a daily affirmation relieves stress and puts you in a better headspace for slumber.

Explore our list of 50 sleep affirmations and be inspired tonight.

3. What are you grateful for today?

4. What stands out most about your day?

5. Write down one word to describe how you’re feeling right now.

5 sleep journal prompts
5 sleep journal prompts

6. Choose one thing you’ll do tonight to improve your sleep.

Thankfully there are so many different ways we can improve the amount of sleep we get each night.

These can range from more expected things such as drinking herbal tea and wearing a sleep mask, to the more unexpected such as sleeping naked or practicing yoga.

7. What was the biggest challenge you faced today?

8. What is your bedtime routine?

9. Did you accomplish what you wanted today?

10. What’s the most important thing you have to do tomorrow?

5 sleep journal prompts
5 sleep journal prompts

11. What’s one thing you learned today?

12. How do you want to feel when you wake up tomorrow morning?

Going to bed early can really influence how you feel and perform the following day.

There is evidence to show that it can make you feel happier, improve your memory and even boost your immunity.

13. Write down something that made you laugh today.

14. What self-care activities do you have planned this week?

15. How can you make tomorrow better than today?

Meditation is another practice that has benefits for your sleep.

Take a look at our journal prompts for meditation to start your journey into deeper awareness.

Laura Smith


Laura Smith

Associate Editorial Manager

Specialist health & wellbeing writer, passionate about discovering new technologies & sharing the latest research.