Ask Daniel #53: To Navinder, Ben and Laura

Navinder has seen amazing results four days into starting a CBTi program. But so far he’s just been going to sleep whenever he’s felt like it and getting up whenever he wakes up. How important is it to have a set rise time?

Laura has been on the verge of asking her doctor for sleeping pills. I make a case for trying to avoid anything that either makes you frustrated because it “doesn’t work” or something that you think makes you sleep and erodes your sleep confidence.

Ben drops some great live questions including why “good sleepers” can sleep in when you should avoid this when working in your sleep.

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.

If you want to connect elsewhere I’m on Twitter @ErichsenDaniel, Instagram @Erichsen.Daniel, Facebook as Daniel Erichsen.

Would you like to work with me? Awesome! I would love a chance to help you sleep fantastic. There are two ways we can work together:

– The Self Coaching Master Program
– BedTyme, a sleep coaching app for iOS and Android.

The self coaching program is perfect if you like learning through video and also if have mental wellness goals besides such has being less anxious.

BedTyme is ideal if you like to learn via text and have a sleep coach in your pocket.

Not sure where to start? Check out these playlists!

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.

The self coaching model


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.