Ask Daniel #13: To Eva, Megan, Samuel, Linda, Patrick, Vince, Produceman and Rob

Eva’s two first weeks of spending less time in bed have been a roller coaster, is that normal? Megan is starting to coming off medications, should she start with staying with Lunesta only during the weeks? Samuel asks if spending time in bed awake, even if relaxed, can condition you towards insomnia. Linda shares her success with sudden awareness when falling asleep. Patrick wonders if people with chronic insomnia can suffer months of unrelenting sleeplessness. Rob is going on a trip while practicing CBTi, should he continue in a totally different time zone or take a break? Produceman asks about whale watching. Vince feels half asleep half awake.

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.