Homeopathy for sleepHomeopathy is a system of alternative medicine originated in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann, based on his doctrine of similia similibus curentur (“like cures like”), in other words, a substance taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if it was taken in large amounts.

The effectiveness of homeopathy has been in dispute since its inception. Scientific research has found homeopathic remedies ineffective and their postulated mechanisms of action implausible. However, the homeopathy community claims that there is a growing body of clinical evidence to show that homeopathy has a positive effect. You can find more information in the below links.

Homeopathy is fairly common in some countries (while being uncommon in others;). It is highly regulated in some countries and mostly unregulated in others. It is practised worldwide and professional qualifications and licences are needed in most countries.

Homeopathy treatment resonates with a person’s emotional, personal, physical and mental characteristics. A few remedies have become known to help with insomnia in particular cases:

Coffea may be useful for insomnia caused by excessive coffee drinking, tension and agitation.

Chamomile may be useful for insomnia related to excitement, anxiety and irritability.

Nux Vomica may be used to increase evening sleepiness and waking during early hours (around 2-4 am).

Pulsatilla may be useful for those who cannot fall asleep until midnight, waking too many times during the night (especially in warm rooms) and for those who sleep their arms above their head.

Passiflora might be useful for restless sleepers who are nervous and wired with over-active minds and excessive worries.

Lycopodium may be useful for overactive late evening minds that worry about the next day’s events and tend to fall asleep too late (in the wee hours).

Coccolus may be useful for overtired, exhausted people.

Kali Carbonicum may be useful when insomnia is combined with sharp back pain.

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