Hi there, welcome to my site, I want to help you sleep better!
As a former insomniac of several decades, I feel like I know how you might feel, what you have been up against, and what kind of support you need moving forward.
Here you will find healthy mindset resources and tools to help you sleep better both now and in the future, as well as learn more about the life changing benefits of insomnia coaching.
I realize the pace you need to go at is unique, so my aim is to guide you through you through your unique process in a way that feels nourishing and is transformative!

I will partner with you on a customized-holistic-approach for healing insomnia. 


As a client, you will follow a fundamentally sound, science-based sleep protocol, as you develop a greater understanding of your sleep resistance, where it comes from, and how to manage your emotions to sleep. 

As a coach, I will help you identify which areas of your life are holding you back from sleep the most, then use advanced coaching skills to support you in taking new inspired action. 

This systematic approach to healing sleep & life coaching, combined with my mentorship between sessions and a deep caring for your well-being, is there to provide you with the accountability & support you've been missing to make a transformation possible. 


Who Is This Coaching For? 


This system is specifically for the insomniac who has exhausted all strategies for sleeping better and wants to try a new, fun, and innovative experience that creates greater change than just sleeping better ever could.  


As a coach, I advocate for the sleep you don't yet believe you will soon be getting.


In collaboration:

We identify, simplify, and RESOLVE complex sleep problems.

We work on aligning your concept of living with your concept of sleeping so they can be in better support of one another. 

We identify where growth and personal mastery could change how you show up in your life, and consequently effect how you sleep. 

We work on developing your confidence to sleep without needing to see positive results first, replacing judgement & measurement with cognitive tools that are in your total control. 

We thoughtfully explore your resistance to sleep then give it new constructive meaning. 

We boldly and lovingly expect change with your sleep, knowing our work together is moving at just the right pace and is grounded by your inevitable path to sleep.

We do this in collaboration so that you develop the concept, confidence and intuition to become your own sleep expert.


Insomnia Coaching

It's Time To Sleep

Are you ready to make a change?


If this resonates with you and you would like help sleeping, schedule a complementary session with me.  

We’ll spend a private conversation where by the end, you will know if coaching is the best way for you to move forward. If it is, we can discuss what kind of program would be best for you. If it’s not, you will have a new perspective and I will continue to support you in any way I can!   -Derek 



Finding Derek the sleep coach was probably one of the smartest things I’ve ever done. He truly is a miracle worker, it seems so unreal to me, but Derek has transformed my life. I’m now a sleeper! I never thought I would say those words. In less than 6 weeks, he was able to take me from a chronic insomniac to someone who regularly sleeps through an ENTIRE night! I haven’t done that since I was a child. His gentle style made it safe to express myself while he guided me to restorative sleep. I feel amazing, I can’t believe how much stuff I get done in the day! This is the way the rest of you sleepers feel everyday? Now that I can count on sleeping every night, all I can say is “watch our world!” I am truly grateful to Derek. He is the real deal, hire him already! And get some rest. 

— Marci


The Art of Falling Asleep

Course coming soon!

Transform your sleep in 5 simple steps! 

Why This Course?

The What and Why to The Art of Falling Asleep

In my belief, the reason sleep is such a problem is as a whole, the concepts people are following to sleep could be better, or more aligned with sleep biologically.  


As I’ve listened to the most common sleep complaints, I’ve found that the things people wish they could do better don’t completely align with circadian rhythm.  


So, I made distinctions out of those desired abilities and turned them into 5 steps that make more sense with circadian rhythm and sleep biology. Then, I asked the question in practice and with clients, would following these steps instead of trying to get good at the others make the process of falling asleep more seamless?  


And the answer was yes. 


These 5 steps integrate anything that must be present to allow the natural gravitational pull of sleep or identify and resolve potential obstacles. 


These steps exercise two disciplines from my insomnia transformation program, Sleep Confidence and Concept Alignment. Sleep Confidence is an NLP derived approach to sleep and Concept Alignment is also NLP derived, however with a creative and imaginative approach. It says that if you what you have to do in order to sleep is out of your skill set, then there is a better approach, and that approach should meet you and your skills where they are, not the other way around. 


If you follow the 5 steps in the art of falling asleep, you naturally: align the brain to the outcome of sleep by taking the thoughts that are interfering with sleep and turn them into ones that are helpful, all while clearing and aligning the chakras. 


Hence the use of the word art, empowering the sleeper and their intuition to paint their own canvas within the fair sleep rules governed by mother nature. 


The Art of Falling Asleep can be used as: 


  1. A lifestyle tool that informs daily habits to reverse insomnia. 

  2. A nightly or occasional sleep technique. 

  3. A parameter that informs the most intuitive & appropriate ways of aligning your physical, emotional and spiritual body with sleep. 



I care deeply about making an impact on people's lives, especially in the area of sleep. 


For many years, a battle against insomnia made my life very difficult, including a roughly 15 year period where I suffered tremendously, sleeping about 25 hours a week with sleepless nights in between.


I was in a what felt like a permanent state of certainty that I would never be able to sleep. 

What I understand now that I didn't then is what a healthy sleep lifestyle really looks like, how I was unknowingly creating the outcomes I saw as my curse, and how to separate the stressful, negative events in my life from sleep. Thanks to a career in coaching and being a client of coaching, I also deeply understand the process of transformation. 

I never thought I would see my experience through insomnia as a gift, but I do now. I feel lucky that my passion for helping people and fascination with the art of coaching have allowed me to complement my gift of insomnia in the most satisfying and productive way possible. 


My service to the world is primarily through life and sleep coaching. My sleep coaching program is informed by my proprietary 5-step sleeping method called the Art of Falling Asleep, a method that blends sleep science, behavioral psychology, client collaboration, and spiritual energy cultivation. It's also a method that informs where in a client's life coaching can be used as a tool to facilitate change. 

In 2020 I launched The Art of Falling Asleep Podcast to better share my love for how the science of sleep is expressed in the art of life and hopefully inspire more insomniacs to slowly gain new perspectives into their own creative path to sleep. 

In order to help insomniacs and sleepers of all sorts, I started Dormi's Glasses, a blue light blocking glasses company, making highest best quality blue blockers on the market.  

Currently, I am working on The Art of Falling Asleep Online Course. 

I believe you are the most intuitive sleep expert. I am here to express my unique view of the sleep transformation process, draw it out of you in any way I can, through coaching, writing, a physical product or however it comes out until you can express your inner wisdom to sleep.

When I'm not drawing up sleep formulas in the bathtub, I'm spending as much time as I can outside, gardening, golfing, spending time in nature, or walking my tri-pawd Canseco. 

At home, you'll always find me up to my elbows cooking something in the kitchen, playing guitar while screaming at the top of my lungs, or reading.  



Tel: 818-324-8102

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