Insomnia and Homeopathy
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The Importance Of Sleep!
A good night's sleep is critical
for healthy brain function, normal neurotransmitter levels, hormonal health,
energy and wellness. Sleepless nights rob precious energy from our bodies
for rejuvenation and can lead to chronic diseases. Beginning with
STRESS, too much
caffeine, too much intellectual stimulation which includes studying late at night
- all of these
deplete mental and physical energy and rapidly. Most adults need 7 to 8
of quality sleep for optimum body functions. Teenagers need even more, as doing growing
children, usually 10-12 hours. Many teenagers and colleges students
are severely fatigued from lack of adequate sleep.
Adequate sleep is essential for
proper neurotransmitter function, hormone production, liver detoxification
function, overall healing and ongoing health!
Homeopathic Remedies For
Insomnia And Sleep Disturbances
Insomnia and chronically anxious and restless sleep; sleep prevented from
anxiety, fear and worry. Tossing
and turning in bed, lying awake, can't fall asleep. Hard to let go of
thoughts. Fear of disease, health worries, death. Movements wake from
sleep. Worse after midnight or around 1 am. Chilly, better with warm,
better with hot drinks.
Sleepless at night and very drowsy during the daytime. May sleep for a
short duration, and experience sleeplessness post 2 am. At night, a heated
sensation, agitation and pulsating in the head appears due to insomnia. The
person often feels exhausted in the morning with a desire to sleep, and the
head may feel heavy.
For disturbed sleep resulting from frightful dreams. The
person wakes suddenly with a start; and be weeping or fearful. These
episodes occur several times at night resulting in disturbed sleep. The
person is sleepless till about 2:00 am. Sleeplessness from illusions of
sight and hearing. The person may be highly irritable and sleepy during the
Cina is for
insomnia in children. Its use is considered when the
child cannot sleep and tends to scream and kick off bedclothes. The child is
cranky, irritable and restless. Cina is also indicated in children who sleep
for a very short time, or in cases where a child experiences night terrors
and wakes up screaming and frightened.
Insomnia that stems from mental or physical exhaustion or from cares and
worries about loved ones or the family. This remedy is well-suited to
worn-out people who care for others and work night-shifts. There can be an
irresistible inclination to sleep in the morning with spasmodic yawning.
Dreams are vivid, anxious and fearful. It may be useful for children who
have a fear of ghosts that prevents sleep.
Insomnia with rapid thoughts, overactive mind.
Can't sleep due after surprise news,
including both good or bad news. Physically restless, nervous energy, over
excitement. Worse with coffee, drugs, emotional stresses.
Insomnia from anticipation; anxious about the future; anticipation anxiety.
Sleepless from exhaustion because
it is hard to fall asleep. Person feels dull, drowsy, eyes and limbs are
heavy. Can be sleep from itching.
Drowsiness during the day, and early in the evening but then difficulty in
falling asleep at night. Sleep is very light indeed; more like dozing than a
deep sleep. Graphites may help where it is difficult to fall asleep before
midnight on account of a rush of anxious thoughts and digestive problems.
Eventually, a deep sleep arrives in the morning just as the alarm is about
to go off. There may be dreams of death and fire and constant talking during
sleep. It can also be a very good remedy for bed-wetting in children.
This is a good remedy for insomnia in over-active children who wake up
frightened from imaginary fears or visions. They may wake with convulsions
and there can be loud moaning with sleep-talking & grinding the teeth.
Eventually they become drowsy and fall into a deep sleep.
Insomnia from grief. shock or disappointment. Constant sighing and yawing. Sensation there
is a lump in the throat, hard to swallow. Can have hysterical reactions to
grief. Arms and legs jerk in sleep, restless sleep. Trembling. Worse
For Insomnia due to stress or worries. Sleeplessness
(mainly during the latter part of the night), excessive yawning, a sad,
gloomy disposition, extreme fatigue both on mental and physical level and
sudden waking from sleep in children due to night terrors are the common
symptoms that indicate the need for Kali Phos.
Insomnia and restless sleep, anxious dreams. Wakes from hunger.
Aggravated by too much eating or fatty
foods. Digestive system is upset easily, gassiness, bloating. Hard to wake
in the morning, wakes up tired.
Insomnia with waking between 3 - 4 am. Sleepless from mental strain, too
much study, business worries. Irritable, yawning. Worse from coffee, alcohol and over indulgence. Sleepy
after meals. Walks and talks in sleep. Sensitive to noise and stimulus.
Usually chilly, worse from cold.
Opium (Papaver somniferum)
This remedy is very helpful for insomnia from slight noises, where the bed
feels too hot and there is moaning and jerking of limbs in sleep. There is
great sleepiness on reading or concentrating, but once lying in bed there is
an absolute inability to go to sleep. Once finally asleep it is filled with
anxious dreams & nightmares or pleasant and fantastical dreams. Sleep is
stupefying, and it is really hard to get up and out of bed in the morning.
For treating insomnia in older persons. This medicine is prepared
from a plant named ‘passion flower’. The person needing this remedy remains
wakeful and restless at night. Mental worries may also be present with
insomnia. This medicine is also indicated for insomnia in infants.
Insomnia and sleeplessness from excitement or anxiety.
Better with short naps. Sleepless in older people. Waking from feeling to
hot in bed.
For insomnia appearing during the first half of night. The person stays
awake and restless during the first half of the night. A fixed thought keeps
revolving in the mind that prevents sleeping. An extreme restlessness is
present along with sleeplessness. The person eventually falls asleep during
the late hours (towards dawn). The person wakes up feeling tired and may
experience excessive yawning and sleepiness during the daytime.
A useful medicine to treat disturbed sleep that results from chronic
pain. The person needing Rhus Tox suffers from chronic pain in the joints or
back (mostly during rest time). Worsening of pain during rest interferes
with sleep, and the person keeps on tossing in bed with restlessness
Insomnia with waking between 2 am
to 5 am, many ideas can prevent sleep. Often impatient, quick, competitive
personality. Thirsty, runs on the hot side. Worse becoming hot or
overheated. Better warm and dry weather.
Sleepless with nightly itching and muscular spasms from excitement, worse on
waking. Disturbed sleep with tossing and anxious and confused dreams.
For restless legs syndrome that leads to troubled sleep. The person
needing this medicine experiences restlessness of the feet or lower limbs.
They keep on moving them constantly, and this uneasiness is worse at night.
The lower limbs also feel heavy. In some cases drawing pain and cramping in
legs arises. Formication (sensation like insects crawling over the skin) of
feet at night may also be present.