Ask Daniel #40: To Zb Zi, Alex, Firas, Lorena, Ernest and Anne

Zb Zi was sleeping well in March before the Covid-19. What can she do to get back on track? Alex is on day 16 of bedtime restriction. He’s sleeping longer but the quality of sleep still isn’t there, should he be worried? Firas was doing well until the start of Ramadan. Now he has to leave the bedroom to escape the worries associated with that space. What to do? Ernest no longer has problems sleeping but snores loudly. Should he have a sleep study? Anne has figured out what was happening all these years – she has short sleeper syndrome.

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.