Homeopathy for Sleeplessness

Homeopathic Treatment for Sleeplessness

Good sleep is when one falls asleep easily, sleep is not interrupted frequently (one does not wake up frequently in between), do not wake up too early, and feel refreshed in the morning. Having difficulty falling asleep or difficulty in having continuous sound sleep through the night is not normal for a healthy person of any age. However, not everyone needs the same amount of sleep. The quality of sleep is different in different phases of life. Good quality sleep is important to maintain a good physical and mental health of a person.

Normal adults need about 6-9 hours of sound sleep to function well.  Some people can function well even with 4-5 hours of sleep. Infants require much more sleep than adults, and they can sleep for up to 16-20 hours a day. 3-6 months old babies need about 15 hours of sleep. Children older than this need about 10-13 hours of sleep daily. Pre-teens and teenagers need 9-10 hours of sleep. After 50 years of age, the sleep duration is about 5-6 hours at night.

In the sleeping disorder called insomnia or sleeplessness, one may face difficulty in falling asleep or difficulty in staying asleep (poor sleep) which may affect a person’s ability to perform routine functions smoothly. 

A few patients may find difficulty in falling asleep: In spite of trying hard to sleep, one cannot fall asleep. One may try counting numbers, chanting, reading a book, listening to music, or tossing in a bed but nothing seems to help.  

Some patients get difficulty in staying asleep: One may experience frequently interrupted sleep at night and then they face difficulty in sleeping again. Some patients wake up too early in the morning and then they are unable to get back to sleep. Some patients feel unrefreshed on waking up from the sleep in the morning as if they have not slept the whole night.

Types of Sleeplessness

  1. Transient Insomnia: It is a mild form of insomnia. This type of insomnia lasts for 1 night to a few nights. Here, the person’s ability to function normally during the daytime is not much affected. Transient insomnia passes off in a few days and then the person can function normally.

  2. Short-term Insomnia: In this type, one may suffer from insomnia for a few nights to a month. This may affect the daytime functions of a person. Along with the sleeplessness, the patient may suffer from irritability and tiredness. 

  3. Chronic Insomnia: Chronic insomnia may last for more than a month to many months. Sometimes, it may last even longer. This chronic form of insomnia affects a patient severely. It affects the mental capacities, focus, concentration, mood, memory, or the task handling efficiency of the patient.

How Homeopathy can help in curing Sleeplessness?

The individuals suffering from insomnia or sleeplessness find amazing positive results by using homeopathic treatment. It is free from any adverse effects. Homeopathic medicine is not a sleeping pill; it helps to induce sleep naturally.

Homeopathic treatment for sleeplessness treats the disease at the root level as the underlying cause of sleeplessness is taken into consideration while selecting the medicine. During the case study or case taking at Life Force, we try to evaluate the presentation of the symptoms, history of the present complaints, the lifestyle of the person, emotional make-up of the person, current mental state, the stress which person is going through, the past medical history, family history, etc. In such a way, the cause of sleeplessness (such as anxiety, stress, depression, faulty lifestyle, hormonal imbalance, or any other medical condition, etc.) is identified during the case taking and the treatment is aimed towards treating that cause to treat the disease at a deeper level.

If there are any environmental causes or sleeplessness is resulting due to a faulty lifestyle then it needs to be corrected by the patient by following certain measures so that insomnia can be treated.

Homeopathy helps in curing sleeplessness in the following ways:

  • Homeopathy improves the ability of the mind and body to handle the stress effectively.
  • Homeopathic treatment treats the underlying cause of sleeplessness.
  • Homeopathy improves the quality of sleep.
  • Over a period, homeopathic treatment calms and relaxes the mind.
  • With regular use of homeopathic medicines, the need for sleeping pills may reduce. 
  • Homeopathy is absolutely safe and free from any side-effects
  • Homeopathic medicines do not cause dependency and they are non-habit-forming.