HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR INSOMNIA
Sleepless from rush of ideas. Cannot sleep after 3a.m. until towards morning, falls asleep when it is time to rise and feels
heavy and unrefreshed. It is especially the remedy for those who drink too much, those who abuse coffee and tea, those who
are subject to abdominal disorders and a sluggish portal circulation. It is curative in cases where sleep is unattainable
except from a stimulant. The symptoms of Nux vomica are better after undisturbed sleep, worse when sleep is disturbed. Sleeplessness
from mental overwork, from too close study, especially at night. Dreams full of bustle and worry.
Stupefying and unrefreshing sleep. Sleepy, but cannot sleep. Sleeplessness with acuteness of hearing, clock striking and cocks
crowing at great distance keep her awake. Loss of breath on falling asleep. Bed feels so hot she cannot lie on it; moves often
in search of a cool place; must be uncovered. Sleepy but cannot sleep with great drowsiness. Dreams of cat, dog and black
forms. Pleasant, fantastic, amorous dream. Suffocative attacks during sleep like nightmare.
Nervous sleeplessness from rush of ideas, mental activity, awakes at or hears every sound after pleasurable excitement. In
cases where there is excessive agitation of body and mind, and where ideas force themselves on the mind. The patient is wide
awake, without the slightest inclination to sleep, and all the senses are extremely acute. It is the remedy when excitement
or good news, joys or night watching causes the insomnia. It is well suited to sleeplessness in teething children, Sleeplessness
from the bad effects of too good news. Is indicated in wide-awake condition; impossible to close the eyes; physical excitement
through mental exaltation. Sleeplessness, on account of excessive mental and bodily activity. The greatest mental and physical
exhaustion; great restlessness lying awake most of the night. Sensitiveness of vision, of hearing, of smell, of touch; sensitiveness
to pain; it is most astonishing sometimes about this great sensitiveness. Wakeful, on a constant move. Sleeps until 3 a.m.
after which only dozing. Sleep disturbed by dreams or by itching of anus.
Sleeplessness arising from worriment of mind as from business trouble. The patient retires to bed feeling tolerably tired,
yet as soon as the head touches the pillow he becomes wakeful. Before midnight sleeplessness. He cannot sleep at night, he
knows not why. For several nights sleeplessness , and in the morning slumber full of fantastical dreams. Frequent waking at
night. Frequent waking, and at 2 a.m. long uneasiness in the whole body, especially in the occiput. Uneasiness in the occiput
after midnight. At night he wakes up with headache , which goes off on rising. Very early waking; followed by frequently interrupted,
but very profound sleep, with eyes fast closed. In the morning, in bed, weariness, with feeling in the eyes as if they were
too firmly closed. Sleep restless, with anxious dreams. Retires tired, wakeful as soon as touches the pillow. Coldness of
body and twitching of limbs during sleep.
Sleeplessness from nervous excitement; the brain is full of bewildering ideas and images. After long illnesses and the brain
cells are poorly nourished. Sleeplessness in children, who twitch, cry out frightened and tremble. Sleeplessness from overworked
minds and without apparent cause may be benefited by Hyoscyamus. Hyoscyamus paints the mental town of its victim a brilliant
and luminous red. The patient is jolly and wakeful. Sleeplessness from nervous excitement. Starts out of sleep, frightened.�
Brain full of bewildering ideas and images. Sleeplessness in children who twitch, cry out, frightened and tremble. Irritable
and easily excited individuals. Sleeplessness from anxiety or over - excitement.
Sleeplessness from nervous excitement, cutaneous irritations and external heat. The patient is drowsy all day and sleepless
at night. Sleeps in "cat naps", wakes frequently. Restlessness of anaemic irritability. Long but unrefreshing sleep, in morning.
Nightly jerking and twitching in body during. Nightmare. Sings during sleep and wakes up with singing. Cannot sleep during
2 and 5 a.m.
The sleepless conditions calling for Belladonna are due to congestion; sleep is extremely restless, as a rule it is interrupted
by talking, starting, muscular jerkings and spasmodic motions; frightful images appear on closing the eyes and the patient
therefore dreads sleep. Children awake from sleep frightened. Oftentimes there is a violent throbbing in the brain which prevents
sleep. Frightful dreams, they constantly awaken the patient. Insomnia due to cerebral hyperaemia. Restless sleep during dentition;
sleeps with eyes partially open; sudden starting, twitching, hot head and dilated pupils will indicate it. Sleep is extremely
restless due to congestion in the head. Cannot close the eyes, as he sees dreadful images on doing so. Children wake from
For sleeplessness in children due to severe pain. It quiets the irritability and the emotional excitement and the patient
sleeps. It is also adapted to weak, nervous women. The sleep is tormented by dreams which are fanciful, vivid and anxious;
the patient is hot and thirsty. Moaning in sleep. Great drowsiness is characteristic of the remedy, but cannot sleep. Sleepless
due to pain. Nightly sleeplessness with visions and anxiety. Crying out, starting up, tossing about and weeping during sleep.
Yawning and stretching.
Patient is disturbed, anxious and restless. Awakened by pains. Sleeplessness due to fear of air raids etc. Frequent starting
up and twitching in. Somnolency in evening. Sleeplessness with constant restlessness and tossing about. Inability to fall
asleep after once awaking at night. Anxious dreams.
Sleepless from fancies. Dreams of serpents, with horror. thoughts activity of mind, from : midnight, before.
It is suited for the insomnia of brain workers. It is indicated in business men who pass restless nights, awaken early in
the morning and worry over their business affairs. It also is most useful in a state of alternate excitement and depression.
Gelsemium has also sleeplessness from emotional disturbances, and after evening company. The patient goes to bed tired, but
immediately becomes wakeful. It is especially suited to thin, spare men who are nervous and subject to nervous chills. Yawning,
with stupor and inability to keep eyes open; with general numbness. Late falling to sleep, the nightmare. Insomnia from exhaustion
Sleeps so light that he hears everything in it. Dreams all night of the same subject. Insomnia due to grief, anxious thoughts,
sadness or any depressing emotions. Deep, stupefying. Sleep after the cough paroxysms. Restless sleep and great restlessness
at night with a tremor passing through the body. Fixed ideas in his dreams which continue after waking. Child awakes from
sleep with piercing cries and trembles all over.
Sleeplessness from oppression in abdomen or from anxious uneasiness and internal fear, with a great dread of being uncovered.
Sleeplessness from flatus, cutting wisdom- teeth, exhaustion. Unrefreshing sleep and feels tired in the morning. Dreams of
fire, food, robbers, quarrels, money, pleasures, misfortune and dead persons.
It is especially suited to light haired, timid, nervous and bookworms persons. Sleeplessness due to night watching, nursing
with worry and anxiety. Thinking of the business of the day prevents sleep. Spasmodic yawning. Sleepless from mental or physical
Sleeplessness from anxiety, restlessness, anguish and fear; child tosses about feverishly. Starting up in after midnight during
sleeplessness, with constant tossing about from anxiety, and flightiness with closed eyes. Drowsiness, with inability to sleep.
Disturbed sleep. Anxious dreams. Insomnia of the elderly.
Arnica is particularly adapted to sanguine, plethoric persons, disposed to cerebral congestion, persons easily made train-sick
or sea-sick. Sleeplessness caused by over-exertion and weariness of mind and body. Day sleepiness, with inability to sleep.
Dreams of death, anxious and terrible, awakes in terror, then sleepless.
Sleeplessness at night on account of dry heat cannot rest in any posture. He cannot get quiet position. Nightly sleeplessness
with anxiety, dry heat and frequent starting up. Anxious dreams. Wakes with slightest noise.
It is adapted to young, anemic, pseudo- plethoric persons who look strong but are very weak physically. Restless, with anxious
tossing. Great drowsiness and fatigue, with inability to sleep at night. Falls to sleep late in evening. Can lie on back only.
Sleepy, but unable to sleep; tosses about; dreamy and restless all through the night. Irritable. Continual snoring, groaning,
tossing about and talking, with sliding down in bed, especially before . Frequently wakened by a chill early in morning in
Sleeplessness or insomnia due to nervous break down. Stupefying, with profuse sweat. Insomnia with dilated heart, with cold,
clammy skin and anxiety.
For sleeplessness from prolapsus of uterus. Uterine irritation during climacteric.
In obstinate and intractable forms of insomnia. An irregular sleep is more of an indication than absolute insomnia. Unconquerable
day sleepiness; Unrefreshing night sleep. Sleepless at night because of anxiety and heat as though dashed with hot water.
Sleeplessness, especially during the latter part of the night. The patient is a nervous due to business worries and excessive
What can be done for preventing insomnia?
* Avoid watching TV, eating, and discussing emotional issues in bed.
* Don't use bright light in your bedroom.
* Avoid, caffine and smoking.
* Get a massage on your scalp.
* A light snack may be sleep-inducing, but a heavy meal too close to bedtime interferes with sleep. Stay away from protein
and stick to carbohydrates or dairy products. Milk contains the amino acid L-tryptophan, which has been shown in research
to help people go to sleep. So milk and cookies or crackers (without chocolate) may be useful and taste good as well.
* Do not exercise vigorously just before bed.
* Take a warm bath. This often helps.
* Listen light music. Actually, any soothing noise (played softly) in the background may help.
* Sleep with your head facing north (magnetic) and feet facing south.
* Relaxation techniques like yoga and meditation.