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waking up early in morning unable to get back to Sleep

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  • Posted By: mcqueen
  • April 20, 2012
  • 08:18 AM


my friend (in Japan) is a 39 year old female. She is quite successful (lawyer) and has two daughter 7 and 5. She naturally is quite busy.
anyhow, she has anxiety (mild?). Is not completely happy in her marriage and has very low sex life (only when he wants once a month..).
She does not smoke more drink. Works out at the gym daily, takes excellent multi vitamin/mineral, omega 3, coq10, ALA, B complex. She also take Melatonin before going to bed.
She went through the Earthquake/Tsunami/Fukushima period and was actually stuck in Fukushima for a couple days (due to work) just after it happened, and was very anxious about kids (up north). She said she developed mild anxiety around that period but cannot remember.
Anyhow, she wakes up early in the morning, sometimes 2am or 4am and most of the times cannot get back to sleep.
The Drs here just throw meds (anti anxiety/depression) without working with the patient. She was doped up all day on meds. But it didn't help, she still woke up in the morning.
I am not a Dr, but know quite a bit when it comes to health related and I think outside the box. But this has me puzzled.
Any suggestions? I was thinking of having her get her hormones etc checked and sending to a Dr friend in Canada who is quite good.
Thanks in advance!

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