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Jun 22, 2016

Homeopathy for insomnia that increases pain sensitivity

You know how hard it is to sleep when you are in pain but did you know that lack of sleep can actually lead to pain sensitivity? Homeopathy can help you handle insomnia.

In a study of more than 10,400 adults, Norwegian researcher Borge Sivertsen and his associates found that insomnia, chronic pain, depression, and anxiety all played a part in the participants’ perception of pain. In “Sleep and Pain Sensitivity in Adults,” published in PAIN February 13, 2015, roughly one third of the adults reported pain before the end of the test; 42% of those with insomnia did so. Pain tolerance further decreased as the frequency of sleep deprivation increased from once a month to more than once a week. Those with sleep problems and chronic pain issues were more than twice as likely to be sensitive to pain.

Insomnia can take many forms
• Being startled awake with bad dreams
• Experiencing night sweats and then getting too cold
• Feeling too tired to sleep
• Having trouble falling asleep
• Sleeping fitfully
• Sleeping too lightly to stay asleep in a noisy place or with a partner who snores
• Sleeping without dreaming
• Waking multiple times during the night
• Waking very early and being unable to go back to sleep

These homeopathic remedies may help
Arnica for pain disrupting sleep
Aconite and Arsenicum album for anxiety that prevents falling asleep or causes nightmares
Calcerea phosphorica for waking in during night, especially before midnight
Chamomilla for restless sleepers
Cocculus for some feeling too tired to sleep
Ignatia and Natrum muriaticum for insomnia caused by grief and emotional stress
Kali phos for waking with nightmares, anxiety that prevents sleep
Lachesis for night sweats
Lycopodium for dreamless sleep
Nux vomica, Pulsatilla, and Thuja for early-morning wakefulness and light sleepers
Sepia for trouble falling asleep, headache pain, night sweats
Sulphur for waking too early or because of noise

You should also
• Address stress in your life—make changes where you can and don’t worry about what you can’t change
• Deal with depression
• Establish a bedtime routine
- Go to bed (and get up) at the same time every day
- Make sure you bedroom is cool, dark, quiet, and free from blue light from computers, e-readers, smartphones, and TVs
-If you haven’t fallen asleep after half an hour, get up and do something you enjoy until you are sleepy
• Exercise but avoid doing so immediately before bed
• Limit alcohol, caffeine, certain medications, and tobacco products, especially close to bedtime
• Sleep in a different room than a partner who disrupts your sleep by snoring, frequently getting up to go to the bathroom, or tossing and turning—but before you go, be sure to get help for your mate if you suspect sleep apnea

Last but not least, get a complete physical to rule out health problems that may contribute to insomnia. Work with your homeopath to find the remedies for your insomnia and start decreasing your sensitivity to pain.

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