Mental tension, worry, excitement, lack of physical fatigue, adverse weather, tight clothing, uncomfortable mattress and drinking tea/coffee all can lead to insomnia and sleeplessness. Indigestion and gas-trouble can also drive sleep away. Besides, sleep has a tendency to gradually diminish with advancing age.
Check if most symptoms of any of the below-given medicines match with most of your symptoms:
Arsenic 30 : Useful for sleeplessness from anxiety and fear (of death); the person just cannot fall asleep from 12 to 2 a.m.; sleeplessness causes undue prostration; the person likes to sleep in 'head-high (semi-recumbent)' position.
Coffea 30: Useful to treat sleeplessness due to excitement, especially from joyous ideas (from grief: Nat m); light sleep with almost constant movement of the body, especially after 3 a.m.
Gelsemium 30 : For sleeplessness from physical exhaustion and/or excessive thinking; the person is drowsy, yet cannot fall asleep. Other general features include: a nervous, apprehensive nature, thirstlessness and trembling of the body.
Nux vomica 30 : For sleeplessness from abuse of stimulants like tea, coffee or alcohol; sleeplessness from lack of physical fatigue due to sedentary life-style; cannot sleep after 3 a.m. until towards morning; awakens feeling tired and wretched; other general features include: highly irritable and sensitive nature; frequent, ineffectual desire for stools; aversion to cold air/climate.
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