Insomnia insight #299: When you understand sleep, you never have to worry about an insomnia flair up

Having trouble sleeping can feel like you’re dealing with an entity that has a life of it’s own. A condition that can suddenly flare up for no particular reason, like an inflammatory disorder.

This is not the case. In reality, when you are worried that insomnia will come back, you’re worried that you will go back to the thought patterns and habits that created the problem in the first place.

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.