6 Homeopathic Remedies To Help Insomnia

Stellar Sleep discusses when to use a homeopathic remedy for insomnia and how it may help — along with other ways to get better sleep.

From the common cold to more long-term concerns, homeopathic remedies are on the rise — and certain homeopathic remedies are showing to be promising.

Although it’s always best to follow the advice of your primary care physician), incorporating homeopathic remedies into your routine with your doctor’s approval may have benefits. So, what about trouble sleeping? Is there a homeopathic remedy for insomnia? We have six potential options for you to consider when it comes to sleep support, plus other tips to help you get the rest you deserve.

What Is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy, sometimes called homeopathic medicine, has existed for over 200 years. The basic premise behind homeopathy is that there are natural products out there that can provide effective relief for certain health concerns. 

Homeopathic products can come from plants, minerals, and animals — but not all homeopathic remedies are designed to be ingested. Some are turned into ointments for external use, and others exist as essential oils for topical application or aromatherapy. 

If you’re considering homeopathic remedies, always check to ensure there are no contraindications, especially if you’re taking other medications — herb-drug interactions are fairly common, and it’s important to be mindful. 

6 Homeopathic Remedies for Insomnia

When it comes to deciding on a homeopathic remedy for sleep, some are turned to more frequently than others. The vast majority of these remedies don’t actually help with the root cause of sleep issues themselves — they simply support the body’s defenses against tension and stress that may keep you awake at night.

That said, here are six homeopathic remedies that shine in the realm of support for sleep.

1. Arsenicum Album

Arsenicum album features a range of potential benefits — along with other, non-sleep-related benefits, including digestive support, this remedy is thought to help maintain ease feelings of anxiety. This support, in turn, may help you fall asleep more peacefully at night and help you unwind in the evenings.

2. Chamomilla

Chamomilla, commonly known as chamomile, is one of the most well-known homeopathic remedies for insomnia. After all, doesn’t the idea of a nice, warm cup of tea sound soothing? 

Chamomile, a member of the Asteraceae family, is a long-used medicinal herb for sleep and anxiety, and it’s one of the most delicious entries on this list — especially with a bit of honey. 

3. Coffea

Using coffee as a homeopathic remedy for insomnia may seem counterintuitive, but one specific species of coffee plant, Coffea cruda, is shaking up that notion. 

Similar to how people with attention deficit disorders experience a calming effect from taking stimulants, Coffea cruda has been said to encourage our minds to slow down and, thus, help you be able to drift off to sleep more easily.

4. Kali Phosphoricum 

Kali phosphoricum is a phosphate derivative with widespread use in the homeopathic community. Many believe this remedy works to help support a healthy emotional state. With less on your mind, you may be able to fall asleep more easily.

5. Nux Vomica

Although it doesn’t have the most attractive name, Nux vomica can also be potentially beneficial for those struggling to fall asleep or stay asleep. The remedy supports our body’s natural defenses against common ailments like digestive issues, a common contributing factor to insomnia.

6. Pulsatilla

Pulsatilla is a homeopathic perennial herb with various uses. Like many other homeopathic remedies, it can help you maintain a healthy and calm mental state, which is conducive to quality sleep. However, when misused, this herb also has the potential to be toxic — so it’s best to use it with caution and follow your doctor’s guidance. 

How Else Can You Get Better Sleep?

In addition to utilizing homeopathic remedies for insomnia, there are other ways to switch up your routine to get deeper, longer, more quality sleep.

Working with a CBT-I coach to identify and manage any psychological factors contributing to poor sleep is an excellent place to start. Unlike other issues, many of the common triggers behind less-than-ideal rest are related to mental factors like stress. 

CBT-I coaches can also help you clarify if you are dealing with insomnia. To get a headstart, check out our free sleep quiz.

In addition to addressing these factors head-on, upgrading your sleep routine is also necessary. Focusing on improving your sleep hygiene — the set of habits and environmental factors surrounding your sleep routine — can overhaul your ability to get a quality night’s rest. 

From room temperature and darkness to bed comfortability, technology use, dietary choices, and exercise routine, your sleep hygiene involves creating the perfect formula so you can get high-quality sleep at night. 

The Bottom Line

Although a homeopathic remedy for insomnia likely won’t cure your sleep issues on its own, combining one with a focus on better sleep hygiene and working with a CBT-I coach can be incredibly effective. 

We understand that getting a good night’s rest is crucial for the mind and body. At Stellar Sleep, we’re committed to working with you to get your best night’s rest — take our free sleep quiz to get started.

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Homeopathy | NCCIH

Herb-Drug Interactions | NCCIH

Arsenicum album | ScienceDirect

Tips for Better Sleep | CDC

Investigation effect of oral chamomilla on sleep quality in elderly people in Isfahan: A randomized control trial | PMC.

A kinetic approach to caffeine–Coffea cruda interaction | NCBI

What Is Kali Phosphoricum Used For? Stress Relief Medication | Medicine Net

A review on medicinal uses, analytical techniques and pharmacological activities of Strychnos nux-vomica Linn.: A concise report | NCBI

Anxiolytic effect of homeopathic preparation of Pulsatilla nigricans in Swiss albino mice | NCBI

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