Homeopathic remedies for Insomnia or sleeplessness

Insomnia or Sleeplessness: Difficulty in sleeping or inability to fall asleep or to remain asleep long enough to feel rested, especially when this is a problem that continues over time.
There are three types of Insomnia: Transiet or sort term insomnia, Intermittent or on and off insomnia and chronic or constant insomnia.
Insomnia is found in males and females of all age groups, although it seems to be more common in females (especially after menopause) and in the elderly. The ability to sleep, rather than the need for sleep, appears to decrease with advancing age.
Transient Insomnia- Insomnia lasting from a single night to a few weeks is referred to as transient. Temporary insomnia usually is due to situational changes, such as travel and stressful events. It lasts for less than a week or until the stressful event is resolved. Short-term insomnia lasts for 1-3 weeks, Chronic Insomnia- Insomnia is considered to be chronic if it occurs on most nights and lasts a month or more. Chronic insomnia continues for more than 3 weeks.
Insomnia may also be classified into:
Individuals vary normally in their need for, and their satisfaction with, sleep. Insomnia may cause problems during the day, such as tiredness, a lack of energy, difficulty concentrating, and irritability.
Insomnia patients generally complain of:
Patients with insomnia are evaluated with the help of a medical history and a sleep history. Specialized sleep studies may be recommended in Secondary insomnia, to find the medical condition.
Conventional treatment:
Transient insomnia can be treated by altering some changes in the lifestyle, or counseling may help.
Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. After a full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution etc. Homeopathic medicines are selected on the basis of symptoms, cause, family history and constitution of the person affected. Considering all these factors any of the below listed (or some other) homeopathic medicine may be indicated and helpful in this condition.

None of these medicines should be taken without professional advice.
Reportorial rubric
[Kent] Sleep, Sleeplessness
[Murphy] Sleep, Insomnia
[Boericke] Nervous system, Sleep, Insomnia (Sleeplessness)
[Boenninghausen's] Sleep, Sleeplessness
Nux vomica, Opium, Coffea cruda, Ambra grisea, Hyoscyamus niger,Sulphur, Belladonna, Chamomilla, Arsenic album, Argenticum nitricum;
Gelsemium, Ignatia amara, Magnesium carbonica, Cocculus indica, Aconitum napellus, Arnica Montana, Causticum, Ferrum metallicum, Muriaticum acidum, Tabacum, Senecio jacobaea;



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