Sleep and Dreams.-
[Remedies for disorders of sleep should be given at intervals during the day, one dose being given at bed-time; this may be followed by another in an hour's time if necessary.]-
Aco. 3, 4h. Sleeplessness, anxious dreams, hot, restless, tossing about; sleeplessness in the aged.
Op. 3, 4h. Sleep too heavy; sleepiness during the day. Op. 3, 1h. Nervous, restlessness, sleepless;
drowsy at first sleepless after.
Nux Mosch. 3, 4h. Irresistible sleepiness, dreamy condition, closed eyes, pale face.
Lyc. 6, 4h. Sleepiness after dinner.
Cinnabar. 3, gr. ii. 4h. Sleepiness during the day, sleeplessness at night.
Phos. 3, 4h. Sleepy during the day and after eating; sleeplessness at night, sleep dreamful, restless; erotic dreams; confused dreams.
Camph. Q in pilules, 1, ˝ h. Simple sleeplessness from nervous excitement.
Act. R. 3, 4h. Sleeplessness and restlessness in nervous persons: with depression, accompanying uterine affections.
Coff. 3, 4h. Sleeplessness from thoughts crowding into the mind; agitation.
Bell. 3, 4h. Starts in affright just when falling asleep; anxious and frightful dreams; sleepy but cannot sleep.
Rhus T. 3, 4h. Restless, tosses off the clothes, cannot remain in bed, anxious dreams of business; frightful dreams with palpitation.
Nux V. 3, 4h. Sleepiness in the evening, wakeful after midnight, heaviness in the morning; sleepiness only in the morning; sleeplessness from abuse of coffee.
Scutel. Q, gtt. v. 4h. Sleeplessness with nervousness, twitching, restlessness.
Bellis 3, 8h. Wakes 3 a.m. and cannot get to sleep again.
Ign. 3, 4h. Excessively frequent yawning; light sleep, hearing everything; restless dreamful sleep.
Hyo. 3, 4h. Sleeplessness with restlessness of eyeballs; sleep too dreamful, from the least excitement.
Gels. 3, 4h. Sleeplessness from emotional disturbance following the slightest excitement of the brain in the evening.
Avena Sat. Q, gtt. v. 4h. Sleeplessness with nervous exhaustion and restlessness.
Verat. V. 3, 4h. Dreams of water. Sleeplessness with bounding pulse.
Sul. 3, 4h. Cannot fall asleep for a long time from the blood mounting to the head; violent starting on falling asleep; sleep restless, tossing, disagreeable dreams.
Bry. 3, 4h. Anxious dreams of business transacted during the day.
Cocc. Ind. 3, 4h. Sufferings from loss of sleep.
Verat. A. 3, 4h. Whining in sleep.
Curb. V. 3, 4h. Weeps on being wakened; weeps in sleep; starting in sleep; biting tongue; anxious starting out of sleep; moaning in sleep.
See also Nightmare, Screaming of Children, Somnambulism, Starting, Yawning.
Antim. Tart. 3x-30, 2h. Antim. Tart. in the form of Atoxyl, and Arsenic injected
intravenously have cured cases in the early stages. These two remedies should be tried in the homoeopathic preparations,
low and high. Antim. Tart. corresponds to the lethargy. Opium 1-30, 2h. Lethargy, waking up with fear and ninety.
Ars. 3x-30, 2h. Depression, weariness of life, wants to die.
Chloral 3, 2h. Lethargic somnolency.
Modern orthodox methods of treatment should be sought wherever possible.