(BHMS (NHMC-LKO), +10 year of clinical experience)
What is Insomnia?
Insomnia is a common sleep disorder which may be characterised in following form-
- hard to fall asleep,
- hard to stay asleep
- Anything cause you to wake up too early and not be able to get back to sleep
- Not feeling rested after a night’s sleep.5. Daytime tiredness or sleepiness.
If you are facing any of these issues than You are suffering from insomnia and it will impact negatively on your personality, thought and attitude towards the work. Some time we are not acknowledging these symptoms or may take very casual. Prolonged suffering of these symptom will lead to psychological disorder.
Reason of Insomnia : There is Multiple reason for insomnia but stress has very Pivotal role to play and other reason of insomnia would be an irregular sleep schedule, poor sleeping habits, mental health disorders like anxiety and depression, physical illnesses and pain, medications, neurological problems, and specific sleep disorders.
Possible Medication for treatment :There is multiple reason of insomnia so we need to understand the reason of insomnia first and focus of treatment lies on the same that may be medicine,counselling, Psychotherapy or any other.Here we are recommending few medicines related to treatment of insomnia (Use only after consultation with a qualified Homoeopathic Doctor).
Physiology of these Homoeopathic medicine is to act on the cause of the insomnia so before prescribing this medicine a detailed case history is required to understand the constitution of patient.
Coffea Cruda : This remedy useful for the cases where sleeplessness because of worries, overactive thoughts and sensitivity to any pain stimulus.
Silicia : Indicated for the nervous people with Low stamina and tired with very less effort (patient have anxious dream in the night).
Sulphur : Patient is not sleeping due to itching caused by feeling of heat in bed especially in feet.
Staphysagria : Patient feeling sleeplessness due to anger, grief, Irritation
Calcarea Phos : Indicated for Growing age child and adult with bone and joint pain and shoulder tension.
Kali Phos : Remedy relives physical and intellectual fatigue due to overexertion.
All of the above medicine required a clinical evaluation basis of the constitution of the patient however a Passiflora is a sleep inducer drug which is useful for reducing the stress and anxiety and induced a REM sleep (Same has been tested on rodent animal also) .It has been described that numerous pharmacological effects of Passiflora incarnata are mediated via modulation of the GABA system including affinity to GABAA and GABAB receptors, and effects on GABA uptake19.
It is very likely that binding to the GABA-site of the GABAA receptor is one of the clinically relevant modes of action of Passiflora incarnata extract.