Bedtime Routine and Night Time Problems
Many of us experience emotional or physical symptoms during the bedtime routine or during the night. For children this is multiplied again. I often find when treating both parents and children, many issues occur because of the stress and anguish of the bedtime routine and night time issues. When emotions are high and you feel exhausted it is really difficult to see whether there will ever be an end to it. When looking for homeopathic remedies to help you through a situation you need to consider other things that will help to change patterns, habits or routines. When you also look at finding a remedy and are given ten or more remedies to choose from, deciding which one is suitable will mean studying the whole picture and finding one that suits your child. An example of this is a child will not sleep in his own bed. There are many remedies which might help and finding the right one is a difficult process. By understanding what is happening, how the child is reacting, how they sleep, when they wake, whether they can play on their own all help you choose the right remedy. When you consult with a homeopath they will look at the whole picture and consider the relationships between the family members before deciding on the right remedy. It is often useful to consider the perspective of an outsider to be able to see the whole picture. Homeopathy is very specific about the hour that symptoms are worse so it is very important to understand that when we experience a change in emotions or a worsening of physical symptoms at a particular time, the acknowledgement and understanding of this will make it easier to find the right remedy. I have put together some of the rubrics (emotional and physical points to be considered) with their associated remedies, these are the ones where there are less than ten remedies to consider. For more common symptoms such as fear at night there may be 300 remedies listed and so this information is not useful when looking to find a quick fix remedy. You will need to choose three or four in order to find a remedy that fits all.
Remedies that are useful for night time symptoms:
Evening Routine … Restlessness
Insomnia in the evening = . Lycopodium Worry fret and crying = Psorinum Jumping on chairs and tables in the evening = . Cina Insomnia when exhausted . = . Coffea, gelsemium Screaming in the evening . = . Chamomilla, cina, zinc
Going to Sleep
Child wants to be caressed Chamomilla, kreosotum, pulsatilla Fretful from bedtime to morning but next day lively Psorinum Bed feels to hard Arnica Will not sleep in the dark but will in light room Phosphorus or stramonium Twitching of limbs when falling asleep Chamomilla Insomnia from excitement Ambra grisea, argentum nitricum, carcinosin, colchicum, hepar sulph, nux vomica, phosphorus, pulsatilla, sepia
During the night
Sleeplessness because of activity of thoughts Argentum nitricum, arsenicum album, Calcaria carbonica, china, coffea, ignatia, sulphur Crying during sleep Natrum muriaticum Watchful children … on the look out for every gesture Phosphorus Restless children during night Aconite, arsenicum, kali carbonicum Kicking in sleep Belladonna, cina, natrum carbonica, phosphorus, sulphur, Screaming from dreams Aconite, tuberculinum Screaming during sleep Apis, Arnica, belladonna, lycopodium. psorinum, pulsatilla, sulphur, tuberculinum Feet must constantly move Zinc Sleep talking Ambra grisea, psorinum Sleep walking Kali bichromicum, luna
Bed wetting in adolescence Lac caninum In children Aesculus hippocastanum, belladonna, carcinosin, causticum, china, cina, Equis, kreosotum, lycopodium, medorrhinum, natrum muriaticum, phosphorus, pulsatilla, sepia, silica, thuja, Difficulty waking the child to go to the bathroom Belladonna, china, kreosotum, thuja Bed wetting occurs In first sleep Causticum, cina, kreosotum, phosphoric acid, sepia Dreams and night terrors: Aconite, antimonium tartaricum, calcaria carbonica, carbo veg , lycopodium, More details of dreams: Robbers = natrum muriaticum Of mice = Colchicum Of ghosts = Cocculus, sulphur, Of future events = dull At full moon. Natrum carbonicum Giants = Belladonna Hiding from danger = Lycopodium Hair falling out = Magnesia carbonica Losing way to house = Magnesia carbonica Of monsters = Aconite, aloe, belladonna, calcaria carbonica, carcinosin, hydrogen, phosphorus, stramonium Waking from dreams Belladonna, silica, sulphur, cina, lycopodium, natrum muriaticum,
Insomnia due to anxiety or fear Aconite, arsenicum, chamomilla, cocculus, bryonia (3-4am), carcinosin, phosphorus, pulsatilla, staphysagria, Insomnia in own bed Aconite, belladonna, coffea, ignatia, nux vomica, opium, pulsatilla, Insomnia in dark room Calcaria carbonica, pulsatilla, staphysagria, sulphur Restless sleep in children Aconite, arsenicum, belladonna, bryonia, Chamomilla, cina, coffea, ignatia, lachesis, rheum palmatum, staphysagria, zinc,
Eating during the night
Constant desire to eat or nurse Calcaria phosphorica
Difficulty waking in the morning Alumina, calcaria carbonica, calc-p, causticum, lycopodium, nitric acid, nux vomica, phosphoric acid, stramonium, thuja, Waking every 2 hours Natrum muriaticum Waking every 3 hours Natrum muriaticum or pulsatilla From Dreams Ambra grisea Screaming on waking Borax Wakes at daybreak Lycopodium Wakes hungry Aethusa, Lycopodium, phosphorus Wakes at 5am needing a bowel movement Aloe, sulphur Wakes at 6am Aloe, Argentum nitricum, If you would like to know more about a personalised health plan for you or a family member please click through here and Book a FREE Chat in my diary.