Submit your Sleep Pattern Log If you have problems sleeping, then it is important that you practice good Sleep Hygiene. This means doing things which are known to improve sleep, and avoiding those things which are known to disturb sleep. Here are 10 things you should know about getting better sleep; each of these points is based on scientific research, and could help you to get the most out of your sleep. What can a sleep diary do for you? This method of journaling can help you and your doctor identify a possible sleep disorder and even determine ways to overcome it so you can enjoy that revitalizing, healthy rest that’s been eluding you.