Sedation & Sleep - Herbal Remedies
Eliminate sleep problems with homeopathy
We all need different amounts of sleep to feel refreshed. At different times in our lives, we may need more or less sleep. The effects of sleep deprivation can become apparent very quickly. Fortunately, homeopathic remedies can help you naturally and gently get back into a good sleep rhythm.
How we feel when we wake up is a good indicator of our overall health and well-being. If you have ever been treated homeopathically, you will know that a homeopath is always interested in sleep patterns and how well or poorly you sleep. No wonder, after all, restful sleep is immensely important for our everyday life.
Stress and our sleep behavior
During times of particularly intense stress and anxiety, your sleep patterns may change. A cycle of worry, stress and anxiety can lead to sleep problems because our minds are so full of thoughts and worries. This can affect our ability to think clearly, causing further anxiety and worsening our ability to get a good night's sleep. The times when we most need regular, deep, restful sleep are often the most difficult to achieve. When we live with high anxiety levels, our circadian rhythm (our wake-sleep cycle) can be disrupted due to changes in our stress responses.
When we are stressed, our bodies produce stress hormones (adrenaline and cortisol) at higher levels for longer periods of time. This signals to the body that we are in "alert" mode - we are ready and raring to go (whatever that may be). We are not able to relax so easily. Homeopathic remedies can help you restore a regular sleep pattern without side effects.
Homeopathic remedies for sleep disorders
Which remedies should you take for which sleep disorders? You can find the most common symptoms here:
Waking up at night with anxiety. Worrying about everything that hasn't been done and tasks that need to be done.... Typical time of awakening 12 - 1 am. May feel sleepy during the day and awake at night.
Insomnia with irritability due to overwhelming feelings of restlessness. Lack of concentration, worry about upcoming tasks. Sedative. Inability to fall asleep as a result of drinking too much alcohol.
Insomnia due to excitability and overactive thoughts. Hypersensitivity to noise, especially at night when trying to fall asleep. Fluctuates between being totally hyper and exhausted.
Insomnia and restless sleep. This remedy is useful for people who work shifts, who work nights and are awake at night to care for the sick. General exhaustion, restlessness, confusion and dizziness. Exhaustion and yet unable to sleep.
Difficulty shutting down mentally and physically at bedtime. There may be a growing dependence on alcohol or sleeping pills to sleep. Sleep is light, restless, and easily interrupted throughout the night. Deep sleep may not come until the early morning hours. A marked need for a nap during the day.
Before taking homeopathic remedies, you should talk to your kind or doctor.
Homeopathic remedies against sleep disorders
You will find a wide range of homeopathic remedies for sleep disorders in our Pharmasana online shop.