i was averaging about 4-5 hours a night even taking ambien
at bedtime, sometimes awakening after 3 hours and
having to take another (i would only take 1/2 of a 5 mg each time). i was treated w/anti-depressants (paxil, serzone, prozac) several years ago during a divorce in which i lost 35 lbs due to mental state. i am 47 yo female, pre-menopausal as well. have always been depressed and overly sensitive, but do not believe any "pill" is going to solve it, so I just cope with it.