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Surviving the Holidays - Insomnia

Whether you're stressed about money, family coming, illness, travel or overly excited about all of the holiday festivities, sleeping is often a problem.

The following remedies can be very useful in helping you get the rest you need.

Coffea cruda:

Wakeful, somewhat excited state caused by joy, pleasurable excitement, or sudden happy surprises as well as by unexpected bad news.

Also found in those who drink too much wine or in those over-fatigued from long journeys. When the person lies down to attempt to sleep, the mind is simply awake with a flow of ideas.

Nux vomica:

Awakens at 3:00 or 4:00 a.m. with great mental activity or worries.

When finally able to sleep again, time to get up tired and irritable

Brought on by the overuse of drugs and/or stimulants including alcohol, coffee, and wine, or by overwork or excess studying.

Irritable, easily angered, and impatient—in short, a grump.

They are often chilly, nervous, and excitable.


Irritable, uncivil state.

Frantic with pain or irritability and say they "cannot stand it."

Drowsy during the day, but unable to sleep in spite of sleepiness.


Insomnia from being in a recent accident or had recent exertion and strain.

Insomnia from "jet lag.”

Overtired but cannot sleep and may feel bruised, or the bed may feel too hard. Remember Arnica for those who have nightmares of the accidents or the injuries that they have suffered.


Sleepless from exhaustion. Often comes on from loss of sleep associated with night watching or nursing ill persons.

Sleep may be interrupted by waking and starting.

Often emotionally sensitive, easily offended, and intolerant of contradiction, or they may be extremely sad.

Motion sickness is a symptom often seen in those who will respond to this remedy.


Sleepy, yet unable to sleep.

They often start or jerk suddenly during sleep or when falling asleep.


Often restless.

This type of sleepless state is often seen in those coming down with an acute illness or fever.


Dull and drowsy, maybe even trembling.

May appear asleep from the outside, but they are on the edge of sleep internally.

Sometimes start on falling asleep.

Sleeplessness that comes on from anticipation of an upcoming event.


Sleeplessness from homesickness or similar emotional states, especially if they have red cheeks.


Sleepless after a fit of anger or after a dispute in which their honour was wounded and they suppressed their anger.

Snappish and take offence easily.

Please remember to contact a licensed homeopath for help choosing the correct remedy and instructions on potency, dosage and frequency.

Happy Sleeping!

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