About Soma Documents

All too often we feel discomfort or lack of sleep, but we do not know the history.  This is especially the case for people who have sufficient pain that their attention is drawn to it throughout the day and evening and even into regular sleep times. At some point they just don't know what their life might be like without the pain. They don't really know to what degree their sleep patterns have been interfered with.

The purpose in creating the Soma Diaries is to provide people with a tool to discern patterns. By reflecting on the patterns, a person begins to feel more in charge of their life -- rather than feeling controlled by their pain, or lack fo sleep -- or both. Most people will see patterns and then begin a process of problem solving to remediate the issues that emerged in their patterns.

Currently I have created:

Soma Diary Soma Sleep Record

Soma Diary - Basic (Pain). This is a way to track your pain in a convenient day-by day form. (click to download)

Soma Diary - Times of the Day. Sometimes a person's pain fluctuates during the day. This form tracks four common periods of the day in a way so that you can see emergent patterns.(click to download this form)

Soma Diary - Elaborated. Often pain is also associated with reduced energy and flattened emotions, sometimes even bordering on depression. This form is a way to track your pain but parallel to your energy and emotions.

Soma Diary - Musicians. Many musicians believe they must perform while in pain. Then they reach a threshold beyond which performance, even practicing seems impossible. This form allows the musician to track his or her patterns.

Soma Diary - Performers. Many performers believe they must perform while in pain. Then they reach a threshold beyond which performance, even practicing seems impossible. This form allows the performer to track his or her patterns.

Soma Diary - Athletes. Many athletes believe they must perform while in pain. Then they reach a threshold beyond which performance, even practicing seems impossible. This form allows the athlete to track his or her patterns.

The Soma Sleep Record forms assist you in tracking your daily sleep-waking patterns in a convenient format that allows you to see at a glance the patterns in your sleep/wake cycle.

Both pages allow  you to record up to one week of your sleep pattern -- plus space for notes that help you understand what transpired.

The first page has directions on how to complete the daily diagram. The second page has space to summarize your pattern over 7 days.

Click to download Sleep Record (directions & Page 1).

 Click to download Sleep Record (Page 2)

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