Ask Daniel #11: To Rob, ??Id, David, Lauren, Ellen and Jay

Insomnia coach Martin Reed co-hosts and helps answers questions from viewers.

Rob’s first weeks doing CBTi has been challenging and he wonders where to go. ??Id asks if hypnic jerks can be deadly. David falls asleep at 10 but but doesn’t sleep well overnight. Lauren feels she has lost the ability to sleep. Ellen wonders if it’s important to get a certain number of sleep cycles. Jay asks if sfi can be a slowly progressing disease.

Do you have trouble sleeping? Can’t sleep? Have questions about insomnia or sleep? Please leave a comment or send me an email at and I will be happy to share my thoughts as a video or audio reply.

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Here are some playlists that I hope you’ll find helpful.

Core curriculum – a collection of the most important insights, a great place to start.

Success stories – if you need hope and inspiration, this is for you.

Insomnia insight – a list of every single episode.

Talking insomnia – guests with insomnia or experts share their stories / tips.

Hypnic jerks, sudden awareness of falling asleep and other common issues.

Fatal insomnia – for those concerned about ffi and sfi.


This content does not constitute medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never replace any advice given to you by your physician or other qualified healthcare providers.