Ask Daniel #43: Cara’s sleep maintenance insomnia

Cara has tried traditional CBTi but the rules and pressure to sleep has worked against her. She is falling asleep without a struggle but she keeps waking up and not falling back asleep.

Are there problems with textbook CBTi or is the one size fit all model where the issue is at? What should one do with sleep maintenance insomnia?

In this episode Coach Michael joins Coach Daniel for a deeper dive into their coaching philosophies and practical things to consider when awake at night.

Do you have trouble sleeping? Can’t sleep? Have questions about insomnia or sleep? Please leave a comment or send an email:

I will be happy to share my thoughts as a video reply in an Ask Daniel episode.

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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 trouble sleeping 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.