By Rushali Angchekar, Homeopathy
Insomnia is the inability to sleep no matter how much physically or mentally tired one is. This results in extreme fatigue which causes hindrances in the normal functioning of the individual. Insomnia might be acute (lasting for night or two) or chronic (that lasts for a few weeks to a month or more).
The symptoms of insomnia include inability to sleep, sudden and recurring interruptions in sleep at night, difficulty in concentrating, extreme fatigue throughout the day and physical or mental exhaustion.
Insomnia can develop because of old age, depression and stress, hypertension, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease (a disorder of the nervous system that affects mobility in individuals), conditions such as acid reflux, other disorders such as lower back pain or any chronic pain, certain medications, asthma, and arthritis.
If not treated immediately, insomnia might lead to serious medical complications such as heart failure and diabetes. Homeopathy can offer various suitable remedies for insomnia. Unlike sleeping pills which are commonly prescribed to cure insomnia,
Homeopathic medicines are of great help in the treatment of Insomnia. The natural Homeopathic medicines have zero side-effects and work to strike out the root cause of Insomnia. The Homeopathic remedies are very beneficial in both inducing sleep as well as improving the quality of sleep. What’s more, the Homeopathic medicines for Insomnia do not carry any risk of dependency and can easily be stopped when complete recovery has taken place. The most common homeopathic preparations to cure insomnia are:
- Lycopodium: This is useful for symptoms such as suddenly waking up from sleep in the wee hours of the morning on a regular basis along with a hyperactive mind which will make you recall the daily events meticulously, much against your will.
- Rhus Tox: Useful for insomnia resulting from intense pain which might cause irritation and restlessness.
- Nux Vomica: This preparation has been proven to provide respite from this condition if the insomnia is caused due to increased stress or as a result of withdrawal symptoms from substances such as alcohol, cigarettes or other medications.
- Arsenicum: This is beneficial if the symptoms include waking up regularly at night around the same time along with anxiety and restlessness resulting from frequent bad dreams.
These are just a few of the commonly used Homeopathic remedies and are mentioned only to create awareness about the effectiveness of Homeopathic medicines in Insomnia. It is not advisable to resort to self-medication for any disease. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a homeopath and ask a free question.