Ask Daniel #33: To Jay, Fei, Toine, Aaron, Omar, Rajesh, Sarah, Malena, Rebecca and Christopher

Could a CPAP machine help Jay sleep straight through the night? Fei has hypnic jerks all the time since corona virus surfaced on the radar. Toine is spending more time in his bedroom due to corona virus isolation, is he developing an unhelpful association? Aaron asks what sleep window works best. So does Omar. Rajesh is always feeling lethargic and only gets 2% deep sleep, what’s going on? Sarah also has hypnic jerks. Malena has a very flexible schedule, is that a good thing? Rebecca has tried everything including doing nothing but hyperarousal is still there. Christopher knows its a mind game, or in other words, thought work.

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.