Sleep

Indications:

A homeopathic remedy for insomnia in adults, children or infants.
It is useful for the business person who struggles with an overactive mind at night, for the student who experiences an over-stimulated mind whilst studying or for children having nightmares.

Ingredients:

Remedy Symptoms covered by specific remedy
Avena sativa 6c Sleeplessness from worry/anxiety or due to nervous exhaustion from overwork.
Coffea cruda 30c Unusual activity of the mind; wakeful; mind full of ideas, races from one idea to the next; mind keeps going over the day’s events.
Daphne indica 30c Inability to sleep, often from aching bones; nightmares; patient starts when falling asleep.
Kali phosphoricum 200c Great nerve tonic. Helps for sleeplessness due to overwork, business worries and over-excitement; nightmares in children; restlessness and heat during sleep.
Lupulus humulus 3c Over-excitability; nervous tremors; wakefulness.
Passiflora incarnata 30c Quietens the nervous system and encourages normal sleep patterns. Insomnia in infants, children and the aged. Useful for restlessness and wakefulness due to physical and mental exhaustion.
Valeriana officinalis 3x Sleeplessness from nervous excitement; patient lies wide awake, tossing and turning, falling asleep toward morning with vivid dreams; nightmares and hallucinations at night; dread of being alone especially in the dark.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
As a general rule, if a positive response has not been seen within 24-48 hours, please consult with your homeopathic practitioner or your General Practitioner.

Dosage:

One dose is 3-5 pillules sucked under the tongue in a clean mouth. Start dosing after dinner, once the mouth has cleared of strong flavours. Dose every hour until bedtime.
Try to get at least 3 doses in before going to bed, so that the body has been prepared for sleep. For babies, the dosing interval may be closer together e.g. half hourly after the last feed for 3 doses.
Continue dosing for 5-7 nights if required in order to establish a sleep pattern.
If you wake up in the middle of the night, dose again. Each dose is a message to the body to sleep.

This applies to adults, children and animals alike. See Dosing Guidelines for further details.

Useful Points

Sleep disturbances are common and are caused by many factors and stressors.
Ensure adequate intake of minerals like calcium and magnesium and take the daily dose at night.
Growing children and stressed adults may have depleted mineral stores.
Reduce activities that stimulate the mind after supper and be creative in preparing the body for relaxation and sleep.

Warning:
For those taking blood-thinning agents e.g. warfarin, clopidogrel, heparin etc. together with this remedy, there is a low risk of affecting the clotting process in sensitive individuals. See last paragraph under dosing guidelines called ‘blood-thinning agents’.