How to make an excel graph showing sleep times and wake times

Posted on 2015-01-31
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Last Modified: 2015-02-18
I need to make a chart that shows a persons sleeping pattern.  The person has a sleep disorder.  The x axis could be the time of day the person goes to sleep and wakes up, and the y axis would be the day of the month.  The go to sleep time moves day to day as does the wake time
Question by:Wilf
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please attach sample data sheet, in general the best way I think to graph such data is using the area chart

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this is to depict sleeping time for a person.  I would like the Y axis to be the 24 hours in a day.  I would like to add one more variable and that would be when medication is taken.  I would like to have a shaded bar between the start and stop times if possible

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A pretty simple solution is to just use a stacked line chart with the different lines representing the different sleep sessions.
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@wilf,  your sample did not show that it is possible to have multiple session during a single day
do you want to handle only single session per day?

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@wilf check the attached file
please note that the problem is when the "Stop" time is less than the start, that means the next day
so you have to add 1 day for that time to be shown correctly, and you can use area style in the chart

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