Sleep Disorders


Homeopathic treatment is constitutional but the remedies listed below are recommended for use in emergencies. Choose the remedy which most closely match your illness. It is not necessary to have every symptom listed in order to bring about a cure.

Take remedies of the 6c potency three times a day until certain improvement, then stop taking the remedy. If symptoms continue despite the repetition of the remedy, then try an other remedy or consult a homeopath.

Take remedies in a clean mouth, 30 minutes before or one hour after food or drink, try not to touch and allow it to dissolve under the tongue. Remember not to use mint : toothpaste, chewing gum, chocolate, cough drops, etc.


Remedy Cause Characterics Concomitants
Nux Vomica Great mental strain, over-indulgence in food or alcohol, or withdrawal from alcohol or sedatives. Wakes around 3 or 4 a.m., then falls asleep just as it is time to get up. Feeling worse than ever in the morning.
Awakened at night by anxiety and nightmares.
Drowsy after meals and in early evening.
> after a short sleep, unless aroused
Very irritable during day, cannot bear the slightest contradiction or set-back
Cursing and swearing
Muttering under his breath
Sulphur Insomnia from nervous excitement, cutaneous irritations, or external heat. Sleep in "cat naps", wakes frequently. Vivid dreams.
Talks, jerks, and twitches during sleep.
Patient is drowsy all day and sleepless at night
Awakens from slightest noise. Wakes up singing
Cannot sleep between 2 -5 a.m
Burning in soles and hands at night
Night sweats on nape of neck and back of the head.
Malodorous night sweats
Lachesis Menopausal trouble, rapid and strong heartbeat, flushes of heat, headache on top of the head, much socializing. Sudden starting when falling asleep
Sleepiness, yet cannot sleep. Wide-awake in evening
Vivid dreams
< after sleep: "patient sleeps into an aggravation"
Relieved by onset of a discharge (menses or nasal mucous).
Lycopodium Insomnia from a very active mind at bedtime, from overwork. Mind goes over and over work done during day. Aware of dreaming a lot. Dreams of accidents.
Talks and laughs in sleep. Wakes around 4 a.m.
Night cough. Drowsy during day.
Wakes at night from hunger
< 4-8 p.m.
Calcarea Carbonica Rapid flow of ideas on all subjects, which cannot be controlled, preventing sleep. Fear states at night, night terrors, horrid visions when opening eyes. Dreams of the dead.
Frequent waking at night. Starts at every noise.
Drowsy in early part of evening.
Night sweats, especially on head, neck and chest, so that pillow becomes wet.
Heat at night during menstruation, with restless sleep.
Psorinum Sleepless from intolerable itching.
Over-activity of the mind
Worries about finances,
state of his or her health
(usually unfounded)
Frequent early wakings, with anxiety and great difficulty getting back to sleep. Restless sleep.
Wakes feeling tired, anxious and very depressed.
Easily startled
Profuse, offensive sweat, night-sweats.
Always very hungry, must have something to eat in the middle of the night.
< coffee
Natrum Muriaticum Sleepless from grief, or shock Nervous jerking during sleep. Anxious, vivid dreams.
Dwells on past disagreeable events.
Wakes from slightest noise Sleepy in forenoon, or just after lunch.
Fear that robbers have entered the house, will not believe the contrary until a search is made
Easily fatigued, great weakness of all physical and mental functions from exertion
< conversation, especially if lengthy
Wants to be alone
> occupation of the mind
Pulsatilla Insomnia < after rich food, or from ebullition of blood Restless in first sleep, feels too hot and throws covers off, then feels too cold and lies with arms above head
Wide awake in evening. Wakes languid, unrefreshed.
Irresistible sleepiness in afternoon.
Burning heat at night in parts of body, coolness in other parts
One-sided sweat
Coffea Cruda

Overactive mind, as result of good or bad news
Previous sleep deprivation
Sleeplessness in teething children
Inability to "switch off" the thought processes, rapid flow of ideas with nervous or emotional excitability.
Wide awake, without slightest inclination to sleep
All the senses are extremely acute
Sleep disturbed by dreams. Wakes with a start.
Thirst at night, wakes up during sweat