Ask Daniel #34: To Alex, Haris, Lea, Rebecca, Navinder, Hayley, Malena and Paul

Alex has started getting better sleep quality after spending less time in bed, is this the way to go? Haris wonders if he will always have trouble sleeping after the trauma of insomnia. Lea asks how a certain EEG strip can be classified as wakefulness. Rebecca is never feeling sleepy, never yawns, what’s going on? Mirtazapine has worked wonders for Navinder, but what will happen when he stops taking it? Hayley is obsessed with sleep, how can she change that? Malena is sleeping longer but feeling more tired, is there a problem with her quality of sleep? Paul is confident bedtime restriction is the way to do, but how does it really 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.