Insomnia insight #312: Vivid dreams – where they come from and how to have solid sleep

If you feel like you’re on the brink of wakefulness and dreaming all night long and have constant vivid dreams – hyperarousal is the culprit.

In this episode we talk about how to reduce hyperarousal in 4 ways:

– Education
– Making a 180 and shifting focus completely
– Mindfulness
– Working actively on changing the thoughts that produce hyperarousal

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.