Dear Scott, I am so glad to see this forum ( I suggested it to the webmaster), and I can TOTALLY relate to your post. I, too have been in contact with Julia Chang about her liver herbs, and have been taking them most of the past year, in addition to doing her suggested liver flushes. I think that my sleep problem is improving, since I have a very long history of severe insomnia, including not being able to fall asleep, or stay asleep for more than an hour, or two. Now I have your symptoms, that I can fall asleep, but awaken about 3-4 hours later, then can fall asleep about 1-2 hours later. Makes it real difficult to get to work on time!
I do absoultely believe that the liver, and bowel are involved. Mostly because the herbs did help to some extent. I am now doing the Bowel Cleanse
with P&B, to start Dr. Clark's recommended order of cleansings. Of course, I am hoping that when it is all done, I will be able to sleep like a baby!
I read on the bowel cleansing post about a website that has info on clay baths, and there is info that says insomnia can be caused by heavy metals, esp. mercury, copper, and one other I cannot recall now. Look at magneticclay.com for info on the baths. Very interesting.
I know this does not answer your question totally, but maybe with the help of this forum, we can get rid of our insomnia for good! (I believe you are also a Chronic-Fatigue-Syndrome
sufferer, which I am as well. I hope all the cleansings will restore us to health).