Whether you worry about your loved ones, your job and your health, or you have a lot of exciting things to think about (like a wedding, your first appearance in your high school play), or you are traveling and find it difficult to handle jet lag, your sleep can suffer. There are a lot of ”solutions” for insomnia out there but most of them have side effects or interactions. For instance, Ambien (zolpidem) that has a powerful and quick hypnotic action can cause dizziness and drowsiness, and benzodiazepines are well known to potentially create memory and coordination issues, dependence and abuse. In any case those medicines should only be of short-term use but this is rarely the case. For all those reasons, homeopathic medicines should be your first choice of treatment. There are several you can use for sleeplessness and I chose to present my favorite one:
Coffea Cruda: this homeopathic medicine is made from a dilution of green coffee, the green seed from the coffee tree fruit (that grows in Ethiopia and Arabia). If you are new to homeopathy, it probably sounds counter intuitive to use coffea for sleeplessness. But trust me, it makes perfect sense. If you want to understand why, you can read one of my post about the principles of homeopathy.
You can even use Coffea for people who drank too much coffee and are experiencing the jitters, anxiety and so on.
The main indication is insomnia from overactive thoughts, meaning you have worries or a lot of ideas running in your head (following strong emotions, with agitation and palpitations). Here is how to take it:
Coffea cruda 30C, 5 pellets at bedtime and during the night if you wake up.
If the sleeplessness is also related to stress, you can add a homeopathic medicine for stress (such as Gelsemium 30C, Ignatia 30C and Argentum nitricum 30C)