Ask Daniel #30: To Lea, Madison, Gary, Kimberly, Misha, Jessica and Rebecca

Lea wonders if I believe simply waking up many times could be a sign of an underlying neurodegenerative disease. Madison asks if having a brain that is super active could keep anesthesia from working. Gary has decided to have a sleep window between 2 am and 7 am, but could his natural sleep window work agains him? Kimberly takes 12 pills but still doesn’t sleep well and dreams all the time – what’s going on? How can Misha get off sleeping pills? Jessica is afraid of spending less time in bed. Rebecca wonders if her body has forgotten how to sleep.

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.