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Ditch the Drugs and Use Homeopathy for Insomnia

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na)

April 23rd, 2017  |  35 Comments

Insomnia Homeopathy

 

You’re sleepless. Again. Lying awake. All night. And whoever suggested counting sheep is on your last nerve right about now. 

You have so much to do tomorrow!

It’s going to be a stressful day.

The annoying thing (and you know this has occurred to you in the wee hours of the morning) is that both stress and sleeplessness go hand in hand.

Your busy days create stress that causes your sleepless nights. And your sleepless nights cause you to be less effective during the day, creating more stress. It’s a vicious circle, right?

Let’s break this cycle together.

First step? Try to precisely identify your specific symptoms, as sleeplessness and stress can cause various reactions in each individual that respond to different homeopathic medicines.

If this is a chronic condition, the medicine you choose from below is often taken twice daily for weeks or even months. If, however, insomnia seems to show up here and there, then the medicine you choose from below may be taken at the time of the event — that is, before bedding down, if you know it’s going to happen, or whenever it’s clear that it is going to be one of those nights.

Aconitum napellus  200 or 30

Feeling panicked or fearful? Is your heart beating fast? Aconitum napellus (monkshood) is a medicine for panic reaction or any shock to the system. It addresses that restlessness or feeling of dread that keeps you awake, whether your fear is a storm outside or even a fear of the dark at night.

And don’t be hard on yourself. Even though you know there’s no monster under your bed; sometimes it just feels like there is.

Coffea cruda 200 or 30

Are you fretting about something — even something wonderful? Perhaps you have an exciting trip coming up, and you’re running through your packing list over and over. Or perhaps you have a million and two things to do in the morning, so your brain is racing, or even just too busy.

Are you hypersensitive? Does every little ache in your body magnify by a hundred times? Coffea cruda (coffee bean) will help. 

For those who don’t understand how homeopathy works, I can hear you saying, “No! A remedy from COFFEE will help me sleep???”

Yes, this is exactly why it does work…because it’s been diluted 200 times to the hundredth power.

Gelsemium 30 c

But what if you’re sleepless because you are just downright apprehensive about something coming up? Stage fright. Pressure stress.

Are you nervous about a deadline or a presentation at work or is your child afraid of a school play or a test or a big game?

Gelsemium (yellow jasmine) will provide relief from the symptoms of general weakness, a blank mind, trembling or headaches, allowing you to sleep. (And your performance is going to be GREAT tomorrow, by the way. I just know it!)

Ignatia amara 30 or 200

Sometimes sleeplessness can stem from grief, overthinking, worry, effects of an argument. While grief is a natural part of life, it can keep us in its grips to the point that we need a gentle stimulus to overcome it. Ignatia amara (St. Ignatius bean) is that stimulus.

If you’re experiencing emotional stress with hypersensitivity to smell or to pain or if you find that your symptoms can be temporarily improved by some sort of distraction (playing solitaire endlessly or binge watching old “I Love Lucy” reruns), then those symptoms will be soothed with Ignatia.

For a more in-depth understanding of the use of this amazing medicine, go here https://joettecalabrese.com/blog/homeopathic-remedies/post-traumatic-stress/.

Kali phosphoricum 6 or 30  

Have you done too much? Sleeplessness can sometimes occur after either physical or mental overexertion; such as too much study. It seems like you should be able to fall asleep more easily if you’ve done too much, right?  Instead, you’re lying awake even though you’re fatigued.

Kali phosphoricum (a cell salt called potassium phosphate) to the rescue! It may help to calm your mind, and allow you to drift off. It’s perfect for the overworked student who can’t sleep.

I’ve posted a short YouTube video aimed at helping you decide which remedy would be best for you or your family. I know sometimes videos go by quickly, so hopefully, this post can serve as a handy guide. But I invite you to check out the video (and all the other helpful videos):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qdk1uMV34CY

I also want to help subtract from your list of things to lose sleep over. If you buy any of these remedies directly from Boiron, you’ll save 20% on your purchase by using the code “Joette” during checkout.

 

We've provided links for your convenience but we do not receive any remuneration nor affiliation in payment from your purchase. ​

Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. In order to be treated or diagnosed, Joette believes that the advice of a holistic physician is in order.



 

35 thoughts on “Ditch the Drugs and Use Homeopathy for Insomnia”

  1. Mohammad Alam says:

    Thanks indeed for this beautiful aritcle. I have hypertention but sleep no problem thanks to Almighty God.
    Of late my hypertention has risen alarmingly. Rowalfia did not show any results so I had to move to allopathy,and am now taking 80 mg of telmesartan to relax blood vessel and 12.5 mg of chlorothslidone to reduce prrssure!!
    Do you have some link which can edicate me about blood pressure management.
    Waiting eagerlly for you kind reply,
    Warm regards
    Mohammad Alam
    India
    mohammad.alam.bbl@gmail.com

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I would like to write on this subject here, but it is a bit more involved and tricky than simply offering a protocol.

    2. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Having said this, it often takes many, many months for a homeopathic or botanical to begin acting.

  2. CM says:

    Thank you Joette! I’ve been hoping for a post about remedies for insomnia. I’m in desperate need. Much appreciated.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Happy to oblige.

  3. Angela Gudzinas says:

    12:38 am you don’t have to wonder why I am reading this 😉 Ignatia has worked great for me before so I needed this reminder. Thank you Joette!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      You’re funny!

  4. Gay H. says:

    Would Coffea be the best choice if caffeine keeps you awake? It never used to bother me but since menopause, even a small piece of chocolate will keep me awake and tea is out of the question.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      You got it!

  5. ricalyn ching says:

    thank you How about sleeplessness from flight because of time zone change thanks

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I like Arnica 30 a couple of times per day during and around flying, But Coffea would also do the trick.

      1. I never thought of using Arnica for jet lag! Very cool! Thanks!

  6. RAW PASSION says:

    I have been using homeos for nearly 40 years on myself, my 5 children and now my 9 grandchildren. They never failed me/us. So I totally agree with taking homeos instead of all the chemical ‘shite’.

    The pharmaceuticals don’t create cures, they create customers! ~ RAW

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Well put.

  7. bhaskar mukherji says:

    how can i get these mesdicines in india at affordable price.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I spend a good deal of time in Kolkata and see many homeopathy pharmacies there.

  8. amarinder singh says:

    beautiful article !!!!!!

  9. Teri kratochvil says:

    How do you know whether to use 30 or 200?

  10. Lisa Scarborough says:

    I recently tried high quality CBD oil. Works great! The Cannabis plant compounds have so many beneficial properties.

  11. jan ellis says:

    How about waking up at 2 a.m. and have to eat something before I can go back to sleep? I have no problem going to sleep, just don’t sleep through the night.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Don’t add more to the mix; simply choose according to what fits.

      1. jan ellis says:

        Interestingly, I started on Tuberculinum and after one dose my sleep has dramatically improved! Sleep is deeper and I no longer need to get up at night and eat. Very happy indeed!

  12. Debabrata Ghosh says:

    Hi Joette,
    Thank you for your all important discussion and guidance about Homeopathic and its treatment. I am from India and a regular user of Homeopathic Medicines. Age 55 years male. It will be highly appreciated if you discuss and forward your professional guidance about “PROSTATE” and “GOUT” specially for aged male.
    DEB
    India.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Good suggestions, DEB. I’ll make a point of it.

  13. Rebecca Harper Feters says:

    Hi Joette, I have not read your article yet, but my immediate need now is an 87 year old mother who is having problems with dreaming disturbing her sleep. Help. Love you Rebecca

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      The info in the article will likely help you.

  14. Mohammad Alam says:

    Dear Joette,
    Homeopaths do try to avoid hypertention as it takes time to control lers discuss meanwhile let allopathy continue!!

    Warm regards Mohammad Alam

  15. Wendy says:

    I go to sleep fine, but most nights wake up around 3:00 am wide awake. I don’t feel anxious, grief, or worried. I’m just awake. I really don’t want to get out of bed that early, so I just lay there dozing off and on till 5:00, when I get out of bed. Do one of these remedies work for that?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I could write a chapter on this subject (In fact I have) but instead try to distill it down to the most common for those who don’t take my courses. If the person is hormonal, such as in menopause, a few other choices are considered. If it happens nightly vs. occasionally, its another. If its from drinking wine, tea, coffee or eating chocolate, its another. It could be from food intolerance or around travel.

      Given that I don’t take cases on this forum, you might want to choose one from the article and give it a try for a week to see how it goes.

    2. Gay H. says:

      Hi Wendy, Joette wrote another great article on sleep a little while ago, https://joettecalabrese.com/blog/homeopathy/counting-sheep-try-homeopathy/
      I found that one very helpful too. You might as well.

  16. S P JENA says:

    Hi Joette – I take a couple of pills of Arnica 6 prior to sleep and that typically gives me a good 6-7 hours of unbroken sleep. Would you know if there is any risk of long term use of this approach ?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      The beauty of homeopathy is that it is not addictive nor associated with side effects. Arnica for sleep is an excellent choice.

      1. S P JENA says:

        Thanks for the confirmation Joette!

  17. Jenntara@yahoo.com says:

    I’ve been taking coffea and ignatia to help me sleep at night and they both work well. But if I don’t take them, I can’t sleep. How long can I take them? how do I know when to stop taking them?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      We take homeopathics until we no longer need them. It could be months.

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