sleeplessness (Insomnia) and homeopathy

sleeplessness(insomnia) and homeopathy


Insomnia has become major problem in today’s era because of multiple factors. Homeopathic treatment can significantly bring great results in solving the cases of insomnia.


Insomnia is a sleep related disorder which causes trouble in falling and/or staying asleep.

  • Insomnia not only saps your energy level and mood but also your health, work, performance and ruins the quality of life.
  • This can be for short term or may last for long time.
  • Acute insomnia may last from 1 night to a few weeks. It can be chronic if it happens at least 3 nights a week for 3 months or more than that.


  1. Primary

Sleep problems aren’t related to any other health condition or any health problem.


  1. Secondary

Troubles in sleep because of health condition such as arthritis, asthma, depression, heartburn.

Causes of primary insomnia:

  • Changes in the schedules of sleep

(jet lag, change in the shifts at work, bad habits)

  • External stimuli/Things at extremes surrounding the person like noise, light, temperature
  • Stress related to certain events of life

(i.e. death of first degree relative, relationship issues, failures in exams, loss of a job)


Causes of secondary insomnia:

  • Mental health issues namely depression and anxiety
  • Excessive use of liquors, caffeinated beverages
  • Hyperthyroidism or any hormonal problems
  • Other sleep related disorders namely sleep apnea and restless legs syndrome


Clinical features:

  • Difficulty in falling asleep at night
  • Waking up during the night
  • Waking up too early
  • Sleepiness during a day
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability, anxiety
  • Increase in errors
  • Chain of thoughts related to sleep
  • Problems related to concentration and orientation


Complications :

  • High risk of health problems such as hypertension, obesity
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Poor coordination and disorientation


General guidelines:

  • Don’t use mobile phones especially social media when you’re just about to sleep. Turn off your network connection.
  • Make a habit of going to sleep at the same time for each night, and get up at the same time for each morning.
  • Do some exercise and meditation.
  • Try to avoid naps during a day.
  • Avoid heavy food in dinner. Have light and mild food in dinner.
  • Keep your bedroom neat, clean and quite comfortable for you.
  • Have some time to relax before bed time. You can talk to your partner, family members, or read any of your favorite novels, books, or you can listen to your favorite song or take shower.

Homeopathic treatment:

nux vomica, sulphur, silicea, aconite, ars alb, opium, coffea, are well indicated homeopathic remedies that can deal excellently with the case of insomnia.

But, medicines are administered only after complete and detailed case taking followed by case analysis and thorough evaluation, by a consultant homeopath.

What dr mankad says:

Treatment of Insomnia in homeopathy not only emphasizes upon sleep and sleep patterns but also it requires 3 dimensional view of patient’s physical, mental and emotional health.

So to deliver a complete solution on holistic and individualistic approach is our motto which ingeniously helps us in bringing out cure in real sense.





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