Sleeplessness Treatment

Sleeping difficulty is when you have trouble sleeping at night. It may be hard for you to fall asleep, or you may wake up several times throughout the night.

Sleep difficulty may affect your physical and mental health. Lack of sleep may also cause you to have frequent headaches or trouble concentrating.

Most people experience difficulty sleeping at some point in their lives. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 30 percent of U.S. adults get six hours of sleep or less every night. Some people may feel refreshed after only six or seven hours of sleep. However, most adults need about eight hours of sleep every night to feel rested.

Signs of sleeping difficulty may include an inability to focus during the day, frequent headaches, irritability, daytime fatigue, waking up too early, waking up throughout the night, or taking several hours to fall asleep. You may also experience low energy during the day or have noticeably dark circles under your eyes.

What Causes Sleeping Difficulties?

There are many possible reasons for sleeplessness, including your sleeping habits, lifestyle choices, and medical conditions. Some causes are minor and may improve with self-care, while others may require you to seek medical attention.

Causes of sleeplessness may include aging, too much stimulation before bedtime (such as watching television, playing video games, or exercising), consuming too much caffeine, noise disturbances, an uncomfortable bedroom, or a feeling of excitement.

Sleeping too much during the day, lack of exposure to sunlight, frequent urination, physical pain, jet lag, and some prescription medications may also lead to difficulty sleeping.

Sleeplessness may also occur in infants. It’s normal for newborns to wake up several times throughout the night. However, most infants will sleep through the night after they’re 6 months old. If an older infant is showing signs of sleeplessness, it may be a sign that they are teething, sick, hungry, or bothered by gas or digestive problems.

For many people, stress, worry, depression, or work schedules may also affect their sleep. For others, sleep issues are due to a sleep disorder such as insomnia, sleep apnea, and restless legs syndrome.

Homeopathic approach

There are a number of remedies in Homeopathy to treat insomnia.It is necessary to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of insomnia.Insomia could be due to depression, anxiety,any psychological cause or due to some illness such as asthma,heartburn. Some patients may remain awake throughout the night or some may not be able to sleep again if they get up to urinate, especially diabetic patients.Some patients may suffer from insomnia if they are workaholic,the mind remains awake thinking about work.In homeopathy all the factors associated with insomnia are noted and then a remedy is selected and administered.The homeopathic medicine for insomnia differs from patient to patient depending on the nature of the patient.Some patients are short tempered and aggressive while others are calm and sensitive.Such minute details are required to prescribe a homeopathic remedy. 
Dr.Geetanjali Joshi Bothe (BHMS)