Insomnia insight #308: Sporadic fatal insomnia, don’t seek truth or know it’s no insomnia

If you wonder if you have sporadic fatal insomnia or sfi, the best you can do is stop looking for the truth. Because the more you monitor yourself to see if you have the symptoms you read about, the more you you will think you do. And the more you find the less you’ll sleep.

If it’s hard not to. Then know that sfi is not an insomnia.

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.