How some lifestyle tweaks helped address a lawyer's insomnia

Sleep hygiene is essential, but a supplement can sometimes assist

Joy is a 52-year-old solicitor who presents with a six-month history of mounting fatigue and poor sleep.

She finds herself tiring during the day and this affects her work performance.

Joy tells me she eats dinner late, about 8pm, and goes to bed at 9pm as she is usually exhausted.

In bed, she plays with her iPad to help her nod off. But when she turns the device off, she is often unable to fall asleep as she ruminates about work. She enjoys her job, although it is stressful and she works long hours.

Joy has regular and normal periods.

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