Ask Daniel #35: To Fei, Marvin, Aleksa, Lena, Georgie, Aaron, Dominic, Vince and Rebecca

Fei’s hypnic jerks are gone! But how about that insomnia that happens before traveling? Marvin asks about CBD and Melatonin, are those good options? Aleksa is afraid of looking very aged 5 years from now due to insomnia, can that happen? Lena feels comforted by the fact that after 2 days of no sleep, she experienced micro sleep. Georgie wonders if short sleep can cause muscle loss. Aaron is seeing better sleep after starting to spend less time in bed, but the sleep is light towards the morning, is that normal? Dominic has started CBTI, but is he doing it right? Vince has a relapse, what to do? Rebecca has a night of 5 hours of sleep, that’s big! But how long before things get more predictable overall?

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.