Ask Daniel #38: To Abhi, Firas, Brittany, Cara, Anne, Holland, Ernest and Zoltan

Abhi has hypnic jerk success! Firas asks about the difference between CBT and CBT-I. Brittany has adjusted her sleep window multiple times, how can she get it right? Cara thinks that she actually falls asleep but may not perceive sleeping and then wakes up suddenly. What to do? Anne has had trouble sleeping for 30 years and nothing has worked. There must be something that will work for her? Holland has had ups. But also downs. How to get success to stick? Ernest had 2 days of little sleep, used mindfullness and didn’t change anything, now he’s back on track! Zoltan is aware of his anxiety and is working on it every day.

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.


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