Ask Daniel #37: To Joy, Fei, Paul, Abhi, Anne, Danelo, Malena, Zoltan, Logan and Tesh

Joy wonders if there’s hope, and the answer is ALWAYS yes! Fei is doing better, but is wondering if sitting on a couch or on the floor when watching TV is best? Paul has started spending less time in bed but sleeps less, what next? Abhi has hypnic jerks and as a recent medical graduate things of the worst case scenarios. Anne is spent thousands of dollars seeing doctors but sleeps no better. Danelo is contemplating not caring. Malena asks if the gland that produces melatonin can get damaged. Zoltan wonders why there’s so little good information about sfi and FFi. Logan’s journey towards sleeping well is as often not a smooth one. Tesh has done sleep restriction for 8 months, why isn’t it working?

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.