Ask Daniel #14: To Alex, Adrian, Gabriel and Avery

Psychologist and writer Nick Wignall co-hosts the channel to help answer questions about insomnia and mental wellness.

Alex wonders if what LInda said, that when not doing anything about a sudden awareness of falling you’re allowing the biological function of sleep to . happen, is true. Adrien is at his wits end, feeling that things are hopeless. Gabriel is no longer worried that he has sfi, but looks for a way to prevent insomnia after two break ups. Avery has tried many medications and is thinking about having a sleep study.

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.