Characterized by an uncontrollable urge to sleep during the day, sleepiness is a condition that can lead to many disorders and accidents when it is left untreated. Sometimes due to the use of sleeping drugs, antidepressants, anti-anxiety or anti-psychotic medication, somnolence may also be caused by neurological, endocrine and chronic diseases, or simply by fatigue. Those that are most affected are usually unemployed persons that have a lot of available free time. Many women also suffer from sleepiness during pregnancy, in which case the condition may last until delivery. However, abnormal and excessive sleepiness must be treated since this condition greatly increases the risk of death of cardiovascular origin, especially among people over 65.
In most cases, subjects suffering from sleepiness feel tired and fall asleep in the middle of the day. This state of fatigue can also be accompanied by depression, irritation and nervousness, disorders caused by the affected individuals’ excessive length of sleep. In most cases, these symptoms do not raise any concern although it is important to keep in mind that sleepiness may be responsible for mood swings, poor concentration, heart attacks, hypertension and strokes. The vast majority of pregnant women also suffer from sleepiness. Thus, some experience an incessant desire to sleep from the early months of pregnancy, a state that is also accompanied by fatigue, loss of energy, mood changes and irritability.
To fight against sleepiness, systematically take 5 granules of Nux moschata 9 CH twice a day.
As for subjects that tend to fall asleep after meals, they are advised to take 5 granules of Nux vomica 9 CH before lunch. To reduce states of nervousness, it is recommended to take 5 granules of Ignatia amara 9 CH three times a day. Opium, used in small quantities, can also be used as a stimulant and a sedative to alleviate sensations of irritation and nervousness. Finally, it is also possible to take 5 granules of Lycopodium clavatum 5 CH and Actaea racemosa 9 CH three times a day to fight against sleepiness.
To get back in shape and fight off sleepiness during pregnancy, take 5 granules of Nux moschata 9 CH three times a day. One may also resort to Actaea racemosa 9 CH to treat mood swings and irritability during pregnancy. It is worth noting that homoeopathic remedies have no side effects and can therefore be taken throughout pregnancy and lactation.
If symptoms do not disappear and the patient’s condition does not improve, it is necessary to consult a doctor to reduce the risk of serious accidents at work or on the road. Moreover, it is important to determine whether the symptoms experienced are not attributable to pathological hypersomnia, which is in fact a much more serious condition.
• Actaea Racemosa
• Ignatia Amara
• Lycopodium Clavatum
• Nux Moschata
• Nux Vomica