Ask Daniel #7: To Scott, Patrick, Linda, Vince, Vector 330, Brent, Jay and Grace

Scott looks for book/podcast/video recommendations. Patrick is asking about sleep anxiety. Linda wonders if not doing anything helps the brain transition into sleep. Vince asks if others have been in his boat, feeling they slept extremely little without daytime sleepiness. Vector wonders if others have deja vu from insomnia. Brent asks about benzodiazepine tolerance and withdrawal. Grace has an incidental infection, could it be why her insomnia started?

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.