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Nux Vomica - Sleep symptoms

Poison-nut, Nux, Nux vom, Colubrina

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HPUS label indication: Vomiting

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

BETTER, from a nap, if allowed to finish it; in evening, while at rest, in damp, wet weather (Caust.), strong pressure.
WORSE, morning, mental exertion, after eating, touch, spices, stimulants, narcotics, dry weather, cold.
Nux seeds contain Copper, notice the cramp-causing proclivities of both Complementary: Sulphur; Sepia.
Inimical: Zinc.
Compare: Strychnia
Compare: Kali-carb.; Hydr.; Bry.; Lyc.; Graph.
Antidotes: Coff.; Ignat.; Cocc.
First to thirtieth potency and higher. Nux is said to act best given in the evening.


Drowsy after meals, and in early evening
Better after a short sleep, unless aroused.
Cannot sleep after 3 a.m

Until towards morning; awakes feeling wretchedly

Dreams full of bustle and hurry


Deep; after convulsions
Deep; during heat
Deep; morning

Disturbed; by dreams
Disturbed; by visions; dreadful

Dreams; accidents
Dreams; affecting the mind
Dreams; amorous
Dreams; anger (see quarrels)
Dreams; animals, insects, beasts; animals
Dreams; animals, insects, beasts; cats
Dreams; animals, insects, beasts; dogs
Dreams; animals, insects, beasts; vermin
Dreams; animals, insects, beasts; vermin; lice
Dreams; animals, insects, beasts; wild animals
Dreams; anxious
Dreams; confused
Dreams; cruelty
Dreams; danger
Dreams; disease
Dreams; excelling in mental work
Dreams; exciting
Dreams; fantastic
Dreams; frightful
Dreams; getting drunk
Dreams; loathsome
Dreams; many
Dreams; mental exertion
Dreams; mutilation
Dreams; nightmare
Dreams; of being pursued
Dreams; of being pursued; by cats and dogs
Dreams; of business
Dreams; of business; of the day
Dreams; of falling
Dreams; of misfortune
Dreams; pleasant
Dreams; previous events
Dreams; previous events; events of the previous day
Dreams; quarrels
Dreams; sad
Dreams; teeth; falling out
Dreams; vexatious, stressful
Dreams; visionary
Dreams; vivid
Dreams; while awake (daydreams)
Dreams; worms; creeping

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

Not refreshing
Not refreshing; morning

Position; arms over head
Position; arms under head
Position; head inclined forwards; low
Position; head tilted backwards
Position; limbs spread apart
Position; on back
Position; on back; with hand flat under back of head (occiput)
Position; on back; with head low
Position; on side

Prolonged sleep

Restless; night; feeling comes on before midnight


Sleepiness, tiredness
Sleepiness, tiredness; after chilliness
Sleepiness, tiredness; after diarrhoea
Sleepiness, tiredness; after dinner
Sleepiness, tiredness; after eating
Sleepiness, tiredness; afternoon
Sleepiness, tiredness; difficult to wake up
Sleepiness, tiredness; difficult to wake up; morning
Sleepiness, tiredness; during chill
Sleepiness, tiredness; evening
Sleepiness, tiredness; from mental exertion
Sleepiness, tiredness; late morning
Sleepiness, tiredness; late morning; 11 a.m.
Sleepiness, tiredness; morning
Sleepiness, tiredness; overpowering
Sleepiness, tiredness; overpowering; morning
Sleepiness, tiredness; while sitting
Sleepiness, tiredness; while walking; in open air

Sleeplessness, insomnia
Sleeplessness, insomnia; after excessive wine
Sleeplessness, insomnia; after waking
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; after excessive caffeine (coffee, energy drinks, pep pills)
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; after mental exertion
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; after mental exertion; after mental strain
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; after midnight
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; after midnight; 3 a.m.
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; after stress
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; after too much tobacco
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; during heat
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from anxiety
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from before midnight
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from coldness
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from excitement
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from slight noise
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from thoughts; from activity of mind
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; while mad from drinking
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; with sleepiness

Symptoms during chill

Waking; 1 a.m.
Waking; 3 a.m.
Waking; 3 to 4 a.m.
Waking; 4 a.m.
Waking; after midnight
Waking; as from fright
Waking; difficult to wake up
Waking; difficult to wake up; morning
Waking; early
Waking; frequent
Waking; from cough
Waking; from dreams
Waking; from slight noise
Waking; late

While perspiring (see perspiration during sleep)

Yawning; after diarrhoea
Yawning; afternoon
Yawning; before chill
Yawning; daytime
Yawning; evening
Yawning; morning
Yawning; morning; after rising
Yawning; spasmodic
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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.