Dewey gives the common homeopathy remedies for the treatment of Sleeplessness in an easy question-answer format. …

Give indications for Ambra in sleeplessness.

Sleeplessness due to worry about business matters, with spasms and twitching of the muscles, especially in thin, spare, nervous men.

Give the indications for Chamomilla in the sleeplessness of the children.

They start during sleep. The muscles of the hands and face twitch; there may be colic; and the face, especially one cheek, is red.

What should be given if in addition there is delirium? Belladonna,

When is Ignatia called for in Insomnia?(>)

Where hyperaemia of the brain is brought on by depressing emotion such as grip.

Give symptoms of Cypripedium in sleeplessness,

Children awake at night and are lively and full of play. It indicates impending cerebral trouble.

What is the sleeplessness calling for Coffea?

It is there are patient is quiet and sleepless, where the senses are all acute, hears distant noises with great distinctness, and mind is active with plans and fancies, and the next day the patient is tremulous; also where hyperaesthesia of the skin keeps him awake.

What action has Ferrum phosphoricum on sleep?

In low potencies it has been found to cause sleeplessness, and in higher potencies it has been used with success in sleeplessness, especially when caused by a hyperaemia conditions of the brain.

Give the indications of Hyoscyamus in sleeplessness in children.

They twitch and scream out in the sleep as if frightened, the brain is full of bewildering images.

Give the sleep symptoms of Nux.

Sleepy in the evening, falls asleep in his chair, and falls asleep immediately on going to bed; wakes an hour or so before daybreak; dozes off again and awakes more tired than he was before going to bed, and with a headache. Insomnia from abuse of stimulants.

How does Pulsatilla compare?

The Pulsatilla patient is wide awake in the evening, but the sleep is sound and the patient awakes languid, or else there is restless sleep with troubled dreams.

What is characteristic about the sleep of Sulphur?

the patient sleeps in “cat naps, ” the slightest noise awakes and there is great difficulty in falling asleep again.

What is the sleeplessness of Cocculus?

From pure mental activity slight loss of sleep causes sickness.

What is the sleeplessness of Gelsemium?

Patients are dull and stupid, seem on the verge of slumber, but unable to sleep. Nervous system exhausted.

W.A. Dewey
Dewey, Willis A. (Willis Alonzo), 1858-1938.
Professor of Materia Medica in the University of Michigan Homeopathic Medical College. Member of American Institute of Homeopathy. In addition to his editoral work he authored or collaborated on: Boericke and Dewey's Twelve Tissue Remedies, Essentials of Homeopathic Materia Medica, Essentials of Homeopathic Therapeutics and Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics.