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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.
Relationships
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.
Dose
First to thirtieth potency and higher. Nux is said to act best given in the evening.

SLEEP

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

Comatose

Deep
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
Restless; night; feeling comes on before midnight

Short

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
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.

Sources
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.