Are you suffering from Sleeplessness? Dr. Tyler tells us the BEST homeopathic medicines for the treatment of Sleeplessness….

Aconite [Acon]

      Restlessness:excitement; tossing: fear: anguish: fear of death. Sudden chill in cold, dry weather

Especially useful after chill:shock: fright: operation. But in any illness the Aconite condition may come on at night, when Aconite will give peace and sleep.

Chamomilla [Cham]

      Sleepy,. but cannot sleep ( Bell). Restless.

If he sits down by day, wishes to sleep. but if he lies down, is unable to sleep.

Pain that comes on at night, so violent that he cannot keep still: in a child, it wants to be carried; an adult; gets up and walks the floor.

Pains that drive him out of bed at night, with twitchings of limbs.

As soon as bed time comes, is wide awake: is sleeplessness and restless, especially early night.

Chamomilla is irritable: capricious; uncivil.

Frantic with :”cannot bear it”-in adults and teething babies.

Staphisagria [Staph]

      “Doctor, if I ever have a dispute with a man,

I come down with nervous excitement, sleeplessness: headache.”

Child weeks, pushes everything away, and wants everybody to go away; restless, as from frightful dreams, chills from other often.

Calcarea [Calc]

      Sleepless from many thoughts crowding mind: or mind turning on same thought: from mortification at trifles.

The same disagreeable idea always rouses the sick as often as they fall into a light sleep.

Cold feet at night in bed.

Head sweats in sleep. wetting the pillow.

“Especially helps the real leucophlegmatic constitutions, with large head, large features, pale skin with chalky look and, in infants, open fontanelles:” (and delayed dentition).

Coffea [Coff]

      The kind of lively sleeplessness some persons experience after drinking coffee.

Sleeplessness from coffee also.

Simply wide awake. Unusual activity of mild and body. Full of ideas, i.e. cannot sleep.

From sudden emotions, pleasant surprise, exciting or bad news. (Comp. Cypreped.).

Cyprepedium [Cypr]

      Sleeplessness; with desire to talk, or with crowding of pleasant ideas.

Children wake and are unnaturally bright and playful, with no desire to go to sleep again.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

      “Sleep before midnight is prevented by a fixed idea: as a recurrent melody.”

Wide awake in the evening, does not want to go to bed; first sleep restless;sound sleep when it is time to get up (Compare Nux). Sleepless from orgasm of blood: after late supper, or eating too much; from ideas crowding in mind.

Weeping because she could not go to sleep.

Characteristic: Sleeps with arms over head.

The Pulsatilla patient is chargeable: weepy: mild and yielding. (Reverse of Nux.).

Nux vomica [Nux-v]

      Insomnia after mental strain: abuse of coffee, wine, alcohol,. opium or tobacco.

Sleeplessness from excessive study late at night.

Sleepy in the evening, hours before bedtime: awakes at 3 or 4 a.m. ideas crows on him; then falls into a dreamy sleep at daybreak from which he is hard to rouse: wakes tired.

All complaints worse from morning sleep.

Nux is irritable and hypersensitive.

Sulphur [Sulph]

      Irresistibly drowsy by day: wakeful at night.

Sleepy in evening; but nights full of unrest.

Tosses, nervous, excitable; orgasm of blood.

Cannot go to sleep late in morning.

Wakes at 3,4,5 a.m. and cannot sleep again.

If does sleep later, cannot be roused. Gets his best and soundest sleep later in morning.

Soles burn at night: puts feet out ( Chamomilla, Pulsatilla, Medorrhinum) Worse warmth of bed ( Merc).

Arnica [Arn]

      Too tired to sleep.

Bed feels too hard and part laid on too sore: must move to try for relief.

After exertion and strain, physical or mental.

Cocculus [Cocc]

      From vexation, Grief, anxiety, and prolonged loss of sleep.

Worm out and exhausted, and when the time has come for sleep cannot sleep.

Ill-effects from long nursing and from night watching. Slightest loss of loss of sleep tells on him.

Extreme irritability of nervous system.

Rhus tox [Rhus-t]

      Restless at night: has to change position frequently(Comp. Arnica).

Sleeplessness could not remain in bed,

Sleepless from pain; has to turn often for ease.

Arsenicum [Ars]

      Sleeplessness after midnight.

Sleeplessness with restlessness and moaning.

Tossing: uneasiness; anguish ( Acon).

Attacks of anxiety drive him out of bed.

Despair of life fear of death; thinks it near.

Sleepless from anguish, restless; tossing worse after midnight.

From climbing mountains or other muscular exertion: want of breath, prostration, cannot sleep.

Nocturnal sleeplessness, with agitation and constant tossing.

Arsenicum is anxious, restless, usually chilly: fastidious. Constant thirst for small sips.

Thuja [Thuj]

      Persistent sleeplessness.

Restless sleep. with frequent rising from bed and much talking. (<) by moonlight ( Sil).

If he slumbers for a moment he dreams about dead people.

Sees apparitions on closing eyes, disappear when they are open reappear as soon as they are closed ( Spongia).

After vaccination, or re-vaccination.

Spongia [Spong]

      Very short sleep, with many dream. Wakes at midnight, but cannot sleep again on account of restlessness;whenever he closes his lids the most vivid pictures would immediately arise before his vision, while waking: it seemed to him as if everything were in flames: again scientific objects forced themselves upon his mind: in short a mass of subjects crossed each other in his imagination, disappearing at once when he opened his dyes, but reappearing so soon as they were closed.

Awakens in a fright and feels suffocating ( Lach).

Lachesis [Lach]

      Has some of its most characteristic symptoms in regard to sleep.

All symptoms are worse after sleep.

Afraid go to sleep; or the mother afraid to let the child sleep (croup,, convulsions, etc.)

As soon as he goes to sleep, because just on the verge of it he wakes catching for breath ( Spong).

Sleeps into an aggravation.

Awakens at night and cannot sleep again.

Could not sleep on account of strangulation.

Persistent sleeplessness. Sleepless from anxiety.

Afraid to go to sleep for fear he will die before he wakes.

Wakes in a fright: worse after sleep.

Nothing must touch throat: bedclothes must be lifted from abdomen at night.

[“I once had a very obstinate case of constipation he was at last taken with very severe attacks of colic. The pains seemed to extend all through the abdomen, and always came on at night. After trying various remedies until I was discouraged, he let drop this expression: “Doctor,. if I could only keep awake all the time, I would never have another attack’ I looked askance at him. `I mean’, said he,’ that I sleep into the attack, and waken in it,’ I left a dose of Lachesis 200. He never had another attack of the pain, and his bowels became perfectly regular from that day and remained so. I could give more cases where this symptoms has led me to the cure of ailments of different kinds.: Nash.].

Silica [Sil]

      Sleepless from ebullitions, orgasm of blood.

Night sweats

Somnambulism: esp at new and full moon.

Argentum nit [Arg-n]

      Prevented from falling asleep by fancies and images

Wakes wife of child,, for someone to talk to

Argentum nit. has irresistible desire for sweets and sugar, which disagree.

Feels the heat. Full of weird apprehensions.

Belladonna [Bell]

      Sleepy yet cannot sleep.

Uneasy sleep before midnight: child tosses, kicks and quarrels in sleep. Twitches.

Restless sleep with frightful dreams.

Skin dry and hot to touch: face red. Dilated pupils. Quick sensations and motions.

Fear of imaginary things: sees ghosts, animals, hideous faces. (Comp. Thuja, Spong).

Stramonium [Stram]

      Sleep full of turmoil and dreams.

Sleepy, but cannot sleep ( Belladonna, Chamomilla, Opium).

Desires light and company: cannot near to be alone: worse in dark and solitude.

Cannot got to sleep in the dark: but soon falls asleep in a lightened room.

Hyoscyamus [Hyos]

      Intense sleeplessness of excitable persons from business troubles; often imaginary.

From nocturnal, spasmodic cough: (<) lying down, (>) sitting up. Disease with increased cerebral activity, but non-inflammatory.

“The sleep is a great tribulation to this nervous patient: times of sleeplessness: then again, profound sleep.”

Sleepless; or constant.

Lying on back suddenly sits up, looks all round, wonders what terrible thing he has been dreaming about. Sees nothing: lies down again. He keeps doing that all light.]

Starts up: jerks: cries out: grits teeth: laughs in sleep.

Hyoscyamus is jealous and suspicious ( Lachesis) and has much delirium.

Opium [Op]

      Sleepy but cannot sleep. ( Belladonna, Chamomilla) Sleeepless, with acuteness of hearing. Distant clocks striking and cocks crowing keep him awake.

Bed so hot she cannot lie on it: moves to find a cool place ( Sulph). Bed too hard, moves to relieves soreness of parts lain on. Arnica).

Sleepless, full of unwelcome fancies and imaginations as in delirium.

Capsicum [Caps]

      Sleepless from emotions, homesickness, cough.

Great drowsiness after eating.

Characteristic:-“Homesickness: with red cheeks and sleeplessness.”.

Bryonia [Bry]

      “Restless: could hardly sleep for half an hour; and when slumbering was continually busy with what he had read the previous evening.

Margaret Lucy Tyler
Margaret Lucy Tyler, 1875 – 1943, was an English homeopath who was a student of James Tyler Kent. She qualified in medicine in 1903 at the age of 44 and served on the staff of the London Homeopathic Hospital until her death forty years later. Margaret Tyler became one of the most influential homeopaths of all time. Margaret Tyler wrote - How Not to Practice Homeopathy, Homeopathic Drug Pictures, Repertorising with Sir John Weir, Pointers to some Hayfever remedies, Pointers to Common Remedies.