Insomnia is a sleep disorder. It looks simple but it regularly affects millions of people worldwide. In short, individuals with insomnia find it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep. The effects can be devastating.Environmental noises, extreme heat or cold, psychological issues like anxiety, depression, bipolar mood disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, tension headaches, hormonal imbalances etc. are the common causative factors for Insomnia.Insomnia commonly leads to daytime sleepiness, lethargy, and a general feeling of being unwell, both mentally and physically. Mood swings, irritability, and anxiety are common associated symptoms of insomnia. Insomnia may be characterized based on its duration it is divided in to acute insomnia andchronic insomnia. Many people may have experienced acute insomnia and it tends to resolve without any treatment. Chronic insomniais disrupted sleep that occurs at least three nights per week and lasts at least three months. Chronic insomnia disorders can have many causes. People with chronic insomnia may benefit from some form of treatment to help them get back to healthy sleep patterns. Whereas the conventional system treats this disease by giving drugs to induce artificial sleep, which frequently may cause side effects or addiction, Homeopathic approach is totally safe and natural. It treats insomnia by giving a tiny dose of a substance that, in large doses, would cause sleeplessness in a healthy person. This tiny dose helps in optimizing the sleep regulatory mechanism in the body.
Best Homoeopathic remedies for Insomnia:
Coffea Cruda: Coffea cruda is a homoeopathic medicine that is most often used for treating insomnia of acute origin. It is indicated when insomnia is due to the mind being overcharged by an excessive inflow of thoughts and ideas at the time of sleep. Symptoms of coffea cruda are Sleeplessness, from over-excitability of mind and body. Sleeplessness from excitement of the imagination, flow of ideas and fantastic visions.Inclination to lie down and to shut the eyes, without being able to sleep. Over-sensitiveness and weeping mood. Sentimental ecstasy, excited imagination and increased power to think.Excessive weeping and lamentations with apprehensions.Vivacity and excessive loquacity.Vivacity and elevation of the imagination, with acuteness of the intellectual faculties. Fright from sudden pleasant surprises. Effects of sudden emotion, especially pleasurable ones. Fear or fright. Over-fatigue and long journeys.
Nux Vomica: This remedy is more suited when insomnia is due to the abuse of stimulants like alcohol, coffee, smoking etc. Great disposition to sleep, principally when rising in morning or after dinner or early in evening and often with sleeplessness at night. Gentle and prolonged sleep in morning, with difficult waking. Sleep too short, with difficulty in going to sleep again before midnight, and inability to remain in bed after three o’clock in morning. Great flow of ideas in bed in evening, which often drive away sleep till morning. The morning sleep aggravates all complaints. Much yawning and sleepiness during day. Continual, fantastic, terrible, and anxious or voluptuous dreams. Patient mental symptoms are anxiety and restlessness in the evening. Does not wish to be touched and wants to be alone. Dizziness of the mind, an unsteady, wavering condition. Every harmless word offends and every little noise frightens. Patients have sedentary habits, and of those who dissipate at night, with abdominal sufferings.