Insomnia and Sleeplessness – Homeopathic Remedies

Author: Deirdre McDermott

03/03/2021

“Happiness consists of getting enough sleep. Just that, nothing more.”

Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers

Did you know that there are 2 main types of prescribing and treatment in homoeopathy.

These two treatments are known as Acute and Chronic

Acute /Short Term

Who prescribes: You as the home prescriber or with the guidance of a Homeopath

Symptoms: This is for symptoms that are straightforward, simple or are new (less than 3-4 weeks)


Chronic /Constitutional /Full Consultation

Who prescribes: A Professional Homeopath.

Symptoms: This is for conditions are that are more long term (more than 4 weeks since it started). Conditions that are complex where you are experiencing many symptoms. Symptoms that you experience repeatedly or indeed more serious health concerns.

So If your insomnia is Acute/ Short term/ Recent here are some remedies that may help you


Homeopathic Remedies for Sleep

(this is a non-exhaustive list but are well-indicated sleep remedies)

Op

There can be great drowsiness. Profound Coma. Sleep too heavy , sleepiness during the day nervous restlessness sleepless drowsy at first sleepless after

Nux Mosch

Confusion and drowsiness are the central features of this remedy. Irresistible sleepiness, dreamy condition closed eyes pale face

Lycopodium

This is one of the most fundamental remedies. There can be two main expressions Inferiority and Egotism. There is drowsiness during the day, sleepiness after dinner

Cinnabar

Sleepiness during the day sleeplessness at night . There is a general nervous and uneasy situation.

Phosphorus

A very important polycrest. There can be great sparkle but can seem to have no strong boundaries. Sleepy during the day and after eating sleeplessness at night sleep dreamful restless confused dreams

Camphor

It is an important remedy in collapse, as in sunstroke or fainting. Simple sleeplessness from nervous excitement

Coffea

The coffea type can be highly sensitive, nervous and over reactive . The excitement of the mind can go to extreme states. Sleeplessness from thoughts crowding into the mind agitation

Aconite

Sleeplessness anxious dreams hot restless tossing about sleeplessness in the aged

Silicea

A great remedy for nervous people with low stamina who get too tired, then have insomnia. The person often goes to sleep at first but awakens suddenly.

Graphites

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 deep sleep.

Source Murphy, Morrison & Clarke

Recent Insomnia how to self prescribe

· Read up on the remedies and see which best describes your sleeplessness.

· I would suggest trying a 30c for 7-14 nights to see if there is any improvement.

· Take the remedy 30 minutes before bed if you have trouble drifting off to sleep.

· If you get 2-3 nights good sleep, stop the remedy. Only restart if you experience sleeplessness again.

· The remedies are natural and can be used safely alongside medication. If you have any specific queries please do feel free to get in contact.

Chronic Insomnia

If you have chronic insomnia you might want to consider booking an individual consultation.

Chronic insomnia usually does not happen in a vacuum and can be related to other issues such as stress or hormones.

An individual consultation would review all symptoms and guide you back to your best sleep and health.

What would better Sleep mean to you?

If you would like individualised support to start your journey towards better sleep naturally, book in for a free chat using the link below or email me at deirdre@boyneclinic.ie

Sleep Testimonial
I am a 68-year-old woman. My first experience of sleeplessness started with the onset of menopause when I was 47 years old…….
After approximately 3 weeks I found that for the first time in years I was getting past the awful 5 and a half hour deadline …….I continue to abide by this newfound miracle and have no hesitation in recommending my consultant Deirdre to all my friends with this problem.
Looking back it’s such a shame I have been sleep deprived over all these years when there was a solution to my problem.

AB Ireland

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