The use of homeopathy for insomnia treatment depends upon the underlying condition. Many conditions can cause insomnia and homeopath usually prescribes remedies based on the underlying cause.
The approach of homeopathy for insomnia treatment is different from the use of conventional medicines. For a successful homeopathic treatment, proper examination of the patient is very necessary and a homeopath should ask a lot of questions regarding the lifestyle, eating habits and sleeping habits, family history of the patient.
Homeopaths don’t prescribe medication for individual symptoms.
Homeopathy works on the principle that a remedy in its diluted state will cure a condition caused by the same remedy in its undiluted state. Coffee is a good example, as it stimulates and keeps you awake for long periods. One of the homeopathic remedies for insomnia is coffee that is prepared by diluting the coffee beans.
The effectiveness of homeopathic medicine can be increased and the side effects decreased by dilution.
Some common homeopathic remedies used for treating insomnia are:
This medicine can be used for those who drink too much, who abuse coffee and tea, subject to abdominal disorders.
If you face difficulty in sleeping after stopping sedatives, such as alcohol, or suffering from too much mental stress, have a rush of ideas in your mind when you go to sleep at night, this medicine can help. This medicine is particularly for those people who use stimulants to get to sleep.
If you face wakefulness in the middle of the night, use 6X to 12X.
Coffee is made from coffee bean and is very useful in cases of sleeplessness where the mind is awake and active. The patient is wide awake and all the senses are extremely acute. Coffee is a remedy where excitement caused by good news or ideas causes insomnia.
If the nervous system is overexcited as if from drinking too much coffee, take this medicine. Take 3X to 200X for insomnia.
Ambra grisea is for sleeplessness arising from a worried mind. At night you wake up with a headache. Worry may be due to any kind of personal or business trouble.
This medicine is useful if the brain is full of ideas and images. After a long illness, the brain cells are poorly nourished. Sleeplessness from overworked minds and without any cause may use hyoscyamus.
This medicine can be used for sleeplessness due to nervous excitement, external heat, and irritability. Awakened by the slightest noise and if you find it difficult to get back to sleep, you can try this medicine. Sulphur is useful in conditions where you are experiencing nightmares, disturbed and unrefreshing sleep, waking up early in the morning.
Are you facing difficulty in sleeping due to some kind of congestion? People suffering from conditions like frightful dreams, sleeps with eyes open, restless sleep, congestion in the head, frightful images appear on closing the eyes can try belladonna for insomnia treatment.
This medicine is helpful for children facing difficulty in sleeping due to pain and refuses to be calmed. The medicine is helpful for weak or nervous women also. It ends the irritability in the patient and induces sleep.
If you feel sleepy during the day but feel anxious and restless at night. Restless in the bed with bad dreams and nightmares. Try this medicine if you are unable to sleep after once awaking at night.
This medicine is useful in sleepless caused due to bad dreams, dreams of serpents, horror dreams, active thoughts in the mind.
Use gelsemium if you are suffering from sleeplessness because of excessive brain work. This condition is found in businessmen who pass restless nights, wake up early in the morning and are worried about their business matters.
It is also useful for thin, weak and are subject to nervous chills.
Sleeplessness caused by grief, shock, sadness, depressing emotions, tensions can be treated with ignatia amara. If you are not able to sleep because of some shocking news or sad news, try taking ignatia, it will calm you down and will put your body to rest.
Sleeplessness caused due to mental or physical exhaustion can be treated with a cocculus. This remedy is suited to nervous and timid people.
Select a remedy that closely matches the symptoms stated above. Unless advised by a physician or doctor, take a lower potency like 6X, 6C, 12X, 12C, 30X or 30C dosage. Read the instructions printed on the label carefully.
Homeopaths usually suggest taking one dose and waiting for a response. If you see improvement, let the remedy do the work. If you feel the remedy has stopped working, another dose can be taken.
The frequency of the dosage may vary with the condition and the individual. Sometimes you may be advised to take a dose several times in an hour or you may have to take a dose several times a day or one dose per day may be sufficient.
If you don’t see a positive response with a reasonable amount of time, select a different medicine.