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Arsenicum Album - Sleep symptoms

Arsenious Acid, Arsenic, Arsenicum, Ars. Alb, Ars Alb

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HPUS label indication: Vomiting

Below are the strongest indications of Arsenicum Album in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

BETTER from heat; from head elevated; warm drinks.
WORSE, wet weather, after midnight; from cold, cold drinks, or food. Seashore. Right side.
Complementary: Rhus; Carbo; Phos.; Thuja; Secale. Antidotal to lead poison.
Antidotes: Opium; Carbo; China; Hepar; Nux. Chemical antidotes: Charcoal; Hydrated Peroxide of Iron; Lime Water.
Compare: Arsenicum Album. stibiatum 3x (Chest inflammations of children, restlessness with thirst and prostration, loose mucous cough, oppression, hurried respiration, crepitant rales). Cenchris Contortrix; Iod.; Phosph.; China; Verat. alb.; Carbo; Kali-phos. Epilobium (intractable diarrhoea of typhoid). Hoang Nan. Atoxyl. - Sodium arseniate 3x, sleeping sickness; commencing optic atrophy. Levico Water - (containing Ars., Iron and Copper of South Tyrol) ( Chronic and dyscratic skin diseases, chorea minor and spasms in scrofulous and anaemic children. Favors assimilation and increases nutrition. Debility and skin diseases, especially after the use of higher potencies where progress seems suspended. Dose. Ten drops in wine glass of warm water 3 times a day after meals ( Burnett). Sarcolactic acid (influenza with violent vomiting).


Disturbed, anxious, restless
Dreams are full of care and fear
Drowsy, sleeping sickness.
Must have head raised by pillows

Comatose; evening

Deep; after chill
Deep; during heat
Deep; evening
Deep; retaining poisons normally excreted (uremic, kidney malfunction)

Disturbed; by dreams


Dreams; accidents
Dreams; amorous
Dreams; animals, insects, beasts; cats
Dreams; anxious
Dreams; black forms
Dreams; continued after waking; on going back to sleep the former dream is continued
Dreams; danger
Dreams; darkness
Dreams; death
Dreams; difficulties
Dreams; embarrassment
Dreams; fantastic
Dreams; fire
Dreams; frightful
Dreams; ghosts, spectres; black
Dreams; nightmare
Dreams; of dead people
Dreams; of making great effort
Dreams; of misfortune
Dreams; pleasant
Dreams; sad
Dreams; storms
Dreams; storms; thunder
Dreams; threats
Dreams; vexatious, stressful
Dreams; vivid
Dreams; water
Dreams; water; black
Dreams; water; danger from water

Falling asleep; from the least mental exertion
Falling asleep; sitting


Not refreshing

Position; arms under head
Position; curled up like a dog
Position; on back
Position; on back; with hand flat under back of head (occiput)
Position; on front
Position; sitting

Restless; night; after 3 a.m.

Sleepiness, tiredness
Sleepiness, tiredness; afternoon
Sleepiness, tiredness; before chill
Sleepiness, tiredness; during headache
Sleepiness, tiredness; evening
Sleepiness, tiredness; from mental exertion
Sleepiness, tiredness; morning; after rising
Sleepiness, tiredness; while sitting
Sleepiness, tiredness; while walking; in open air
Sleepiness, tiredness; with chilliness

Sleeplessness, insomnia
Sleeplessness, insomnia; after waking
Sleeplessness, insomnia; from weariness
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; after mental exertion
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; after midnight
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; after midnight; 3 a.m.
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; after stress
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; during heat
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from anxiety
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from before midnight
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from before midnight; until 3 a.m.
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from coldness
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from perspiration
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from shocks
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from thoughts; from activity of mind
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; twitching of the limbs
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; with burning sensation in the veins
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; with sleepiness

Waking; 3 a.m.
Waking; early
Waking; frequent
Waking; from cough
Waking; from heat
Waking; sudden

While perspiring (see perspiration during sleep)

Yawning; after dinner
Yawning; after eating
Yawning; before chill
Yawning; during chill

Sleeps with hands over head

Suffocative fits during sleep
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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.

Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.