What are the top sleep remedies?

Homeopathic remedies for a better night’s rest - especially around the holidays!

For all practical purposes, the holidays are here, and the New Year is approaching fast. For many of us, anticipation, the stress of spending money, dealing with crowds, and the natural things that contribute – like shorter days, colder, more cloudy weather, all make it more difficult to settle in for a good night’s rest. And even though kids don’t deal with the same issues adults do, you can count on them feeling some of these effects. For that reason, we’re taking a closer look at each of homeopathic sleep remedies in Hyland's Calms Forté.

Avena sativa, Chamomilla, Humulus lupulus, Passiflora, plus Calc phos, Ferr phos, Kali phos, Mag phos, NNat phos

Hyland's homeopathic remedy for sleep, consistently ranks among the highest selling natural products in North America and is the number one selling homeopathic sleep remedy. It provides 100% all-natural, temporary relief of simple nervous tension, restlessness and insomnia (sleeplessness). Whether travel, stress or worry break up your regular routine, this homeopathic combination ensures a good night’s rest with no grogginess the next morning.  Hyland's Calms Forté works without contraindications, has no history of side effects. No drug hangover, no sedatives, just nature's answer to a good night's sleep.

Hyland's sleep remedy - quick overview: 

Passiflora - for restless or wakeful sleep from exhaustion

Avena sativa - for stress, nervousness or nervous headache

Humulus lupulus - for drowsiness with incomplete sleep

Chamomilla - for nervous irritability

And the following homeopathic cell salt phosphates remedies for enhancing cellular function: Calcarea phos, Ferrum phos, Kali phos, Natrum phos, Magnesia phos.

What the Pros Say about these homeopathic sleep remedies?

While you can click on most of these remedies to find our listings, these excerpts from highly respected homeopathic texts offer special insights into why these are considered the top homeopathic sleep remedies.  Please note: these statements are based upon traditional homeopathic practice.  They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

Avena sativa
In his book, Lotus Materia Medica, Robin Murphy offers these nerve symptoms for Avena: "Avena sativa has a selective action on brain and nervous system, favorably influencing their nutritive function. The leading indications are:

Nervous exhaustion, general weakness. Sleeplessness with nervous exhaustion and weakness. Insomnia due to drugs or alcohol.
... Mental symptoms from mental or physical overwork. .... Inability to keep the mind fixed on any one subject... Brain-fatigue with sleeplessness.
Insomnia worse during convalescence.
Avena sativa is pre-eminently an anti-neurotic, quieting the nervous system to a remarkable degree.
The writer has employed this drug in his private practice for a number of years with the most gratifying results. He has very rarely found it to fail when indicated...."

Chamomilla
Among a long list of descriptive symptoms, Miranda Castro lists these sleep-related symptoms for Chamomilla in her book, Complete Homeopathy Handbook:
"Insomnia with sleepiness. This insomnia results from pain, anger or stimulants (coffee, etc.), or it can be caused by too much chamomile tea
- even in babies. The person may be restless.
It is especially suited to teething children and women in labour, and anyone who has been in a highly emotional state (especially angry) for a long period of time and who has become over-sensitive, mentally or physically, as a result. Hahnemann said of this remedy, ‘It ought not to be given to those who bear pain with patience and resignation,’ as its keynote is unbearable pain."

Humulus lupulus (hops) currently not in stock as a single remedy
Whether you call it Humulus lupulus or Lupulus humulus, you won’t find this remedy in every book on homeopathy - or even in our current stock of single remedies. But a few books offer insightful details: A Modern Herbal, by Mrs. M. Grieve, offers the herbal background:

"The Hop (Humulus Lupulus, Linn.) is a native British plant... given in nervousness and hysteria and at bedtime to induce sleep; in cases of nervousness, delirium and inflammation being considered to produce a most soothing effect, frequently procuring for the patient sleep after long periods of sleeplessness in overwrought conditions of the brain."
Frans Vermeulen’s Concordant Materia Medica offers these homeopathic insights on the remedy from the same source, hops, Lupulus humulus:
"Characteristics: Is a good remedy in unstrung condition of the nervous system and nausea, dizziness, headache... Urethral burning. Drawing and twitching in almost every muscle. Nervous tremors; wakefulness and delirium of drunkards. Giddiness and stupefaction...
Sleep - Drowsy during the day."
Robin Murphy’s Lutus Materia Medica adds:
"Drawing and twitching in almost every muscle. Slow pulse. Nervous tremors, wakefulness and delirium of alcoholics. Giddiness and stupefaction...
Mind - Confusion. Frequent starting from deep sleep with violent delirium from which he could only be aroused with great difficulty...."

Passiflora
The list of symptoms for Passiflora is not very long, but includes these telling nervous symptoms in Franz Vermeulen’s Concordant Materia Medica:

"An efficient anti-spasmodic. ...Has a quieting effect on the nervous system. Insomnia, produces normal sleep....
Has been used for breaking the morphine habit.
Sleep - Restless and wakeful, resulting from exhaustion, esp. in the feeble, infants and the aged. Insomnia of infants and the aged, and the mentally worried, and overworked...
Worse: Mental worries. Exhaustion. Mental excitement, Night. After meals. Nervousness"

The Five Phosphate Cell Salts
Calc phos, Ferrum phos, Kali phos, Mag phos, Nat phos
Cellular support that helps the body fight against weakness, inflammation, spasms, cramps, stiffness, acidity, growing pains, nerve pains and much more that might be keeping you awake. You can read all about them in our enews issue A Closer Look at Tonic Tissue E.
But when discussing sleep remedies, Kali phos stands alone among these cell salts.
Kali phos (potassium phosphate)
In Lotus Materia Medica, Robin Murphy offers these sleep-related details: "One of the greatest nerve remedies. Conditions arising from lack of nerve power, neurasthenia, mental and physical depression, are wonderfully improved by this remedy.
Sleep - Night terrors of children. Drowsy. Yawning. Sleepwalking. Sleeplessness from worn nerves, business troubles, etc. Amorous dreams, restlessness and heat during sleep. "

 

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Homeopathic Sleep Remedies

Calms Forte 4 Kids 

This homeopathic combination soothes and relaxes children so they can get the sleep they need. Targets the causes that inhibit healthy sleep patterns including restlesness, growing pains, night terrors, causeless crying and even sleeplessness from vacation travel. Also helps to relieve lack of focus and restlessness anytime. Specially designed for children 2 and up.

Homeopathic Ingredients:

Aconitum Nap. 6X HPUS - for physical & mental restlessness

Calc. Phos. 12X HPUS - for pains in joints & bones, peevishness

Chamomilla 6X HPUS - for irritability, restlessness, sleeplessness

Cina 6X HPUS - for nightmares, irritability of temper

Lycopodium 6X HPUS - for lack of focus, extreme sensitivity

Nat. Mur. 6X HPUS - for irritability, crying, oversensitivity

Pulsatilla 6X HPUS - for causeless crying, sleeplessness from travel

Sulphur 6X HPUS - for irritability, peevishness

Insomnia Tissue A

The cell salts in this combination offer fundamental relaxing sleep support. Made from the natural compounds already in our cells, it is perfectly safe even for babies. By combining the anti-inflammatory cell salt, the nerve nutrient cell salt and the anti-spasmodic cell salt, this unique formula offers relaxing support and peace of mind.

Homeopathic Ingredients:

Ferr phos - A fortifying anti-inflammatory cell salt, offers support for fatigue and calms any inflammation or slight fever that might delay your dreams.

 Kali phos - The ‘nerve nutrient’ of cell salts can help you rest easier if restless nerves, nervous fatigue, sadness or nerve pain are at the source.

 Mag phos - The anti-spasm cell salt relaxes leg cramps, muscle spasms, tension, radiating pains and even certain coughs so you can sleep naturally.

Sleep #173

A simple plan for sleep: Take a few tablets of #173, remember that there’s plenty of time to worry tomorrow, take a deep breath and count the colors of the rainbow. This special formula combines three of the simplest nerve calming, sleep-inducing ingredients in homeopathy to give everyone easy access to 100% natural sleep support, with no groggy or habit-forming side effects.

Not a sedative, not addictive, safe for kids and adults alike. The three singles remedies in this combination have calming applications that can ease nervous, excited, tired, stressed out nerves so you can sleep, naturally.

Homeopathic Ingredients:

 Avena sativa - The remedy derived from the common oat helps nerves that feel ‘too tired to sleep’ after a day of mental exertion or worry, or when drained by illness, fatigue or alcohol consumption.

 Kali phos - The nerve nutrient cell salt restores calm and composure to over-stressed, restless or emotional nerves, as well as injured painful nerves.

 Passiflora - Though its name is passionflower, this remedy is known for its ability to bring on sweet dreams when the day’s passions are past.