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Phosphorus - Sleep symptoms

Phosphurus, Phosphorous, Phosphor, Phosphur, Phosph

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HPUS label indication: Hoarseness

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

BETTER, in dark, lying on right side, cold food; cold; open air; washing with cold water; sleep.
WORSE, touch; physical or mental exertion; twilight; warm food or drink; change of weather, from getting wet in hot weather; evening; lying on left or painful side; during a thunder-storm; ascending stairs.
Complementary: Ars.; Cepa; Lyc.; Silica. Sanguisuga 30 - Leech - (Persistent hemorrhages; effects of use of leeches.) Phosph. Pentachloride (great soreness of mucous membrane of EYES and nose, throat and chest sore).
Incompatible: Caust.
Compare: Tuberculinum follows Phosphorus well and complements its action. Phosphorus Hydrogenatus (crumbling teeth; hyperesthesia; locomotor ataxia); Amphisbaena (right jaw swollen and painful). Thymol (Typical sexual neurasthenia; irritable stomach; aching throughout lumbar region; worse, mental and physical exertion); Calc.; CHIN.; Antim.; Sep.; Lyc.; Sulph. In Pneumonia, Pneumococin 200 and Pneumotoxin (Cahis) taken from the Diplococcus lanceolatus of Fraenkel. Pneumonia and paralytic phenomena; pleuritic pain and pain in ilio-coecal region (Cartier).
Antidote: Antidote to Phosph. Poisoning: Turpentine with which it forms an insoluble mass. Also Potass permang. Nux. Phosphorus. antidotes the nausea and vomiting of Chloroform and Ether.
Third to thirtieth potency. Should not be given too low or in too continuous doses. Especially in tuberculous cases. It may act as Euthanasia here.


Short naps and frequent wakings.
Coma vigil
Goes to sleep late and awakens weak
Great drowsiness, especially after meals
Lascivious dreams

Comatose; morning

Deep; after delirium
Deep; daytime
Deep; during heat
Deep; during period
Deep; morning

Disturbed; by visions


Dreams; affecting the mind
Dreams; amorous
Dreams; anger (see quarrels)
Dreams; animals, insects, beasts; animals
Dreams; animals, insects, beasts; horses
Dreams; animals, insects, beasts; horses; ugly horses
Dreams; animals, insects, beasts; stung by an insect
Dreams; animals, insects, beasts; vermin
Dreams; animals, insects, beasts; vermin; lice
Dreams; animals, insects, beasts; which bite
Dreams; anxious
Dreams; anxious; lying on left side
Dreams; busy
Dreams; clairvoyant
Dreams; confused
Dreams; danger
Dreams; difficulties
Dreams; disconnected
Dreams; disease
Dreams; disease; haemorrhage
Dreams; disgusting
Dreams; embarrassment
Dreams; exhausting
Dreams; fights
Dreams; fire
Dreams; frightful
Dreams; historic
Dreams; injuries
Dreams; ludicrous
Dreams; many
Dreams; mental exertion
Dreams; money
Dreams; nightmare
Dreams; not remembered
Dreams; of being strangled
Dreams; of business
Dreams; of business; cannot accomplish tasks
Dreams; of dead people
Dreams; of falling; from high places
Dreams; of misfortune
Dreams; pleasant
Dreams; previous events
Dreams; quarrels
Dreams; riots
Dreams; robbers
Dreams; sad
Dreams; vexatious, stressful
Dreams; vivid
Dreams; while awake (daydreams)
Dreams; worms; creeping

Falling asleep; after laughing
Falling asleep; from weakness


Not refreshing

Position; impossible to sleep lying on side
Position; impossible to sleep lying on side; left side impossible
Position; on back
Position; on side
Position; on side; right
Position; sitting

Prolonged sleep




Sleepiness, tiredness
Sleepiness, tiredness; after dinner
Sleepiness, tiredness; after eating
Sleepiness, tiredness; after walking in open air
Sleepiness, tiredness; afternoon
Sleepiness, tiredness; difficult to wake up
Sleepiness, tiredness; during chill
Sleepiness, tiredness; during eating
Sleepiness, tiredness; during headache
Sleepiness, tiredness; during period
Sleepiness, tiredness; during the heat
Sleepiness, tiredness; evening
Sleepiness, tiredness; late morning
Sleepiness, tiredness; late morning; until 11 a.m.
Sleepiness, tiredness; morning
Sleepiness, tiredness; morning; while sitting
Sleepiness, tiredness; overpowering

Sleeplessness, insomnia
Sleeplessness, insomnia; after waking
Sleeplessness, insomnia; evening
Sleeplessness, insomnia; evening; after going to bed
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; after midnight; 4 a.m.
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; during heat
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from 1 to 4 a.m.
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from before midnight
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from before midnight; until 1 a.m.
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from coldness
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from coldness; of feet
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from hunger
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from shocks
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from slight noise
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from vertigo, dizziness
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; illusions of fancy
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; with bubbling sensation in blood
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; with sleepiness

Waking; 4 a.m.
Waking; difficult to wake up
Waking; early
Waking; frequent
Waking; from dreams
Waking; from heat
Waking; from slight noise
Waking; late
Waking; toward morning

While perspiring (see perspiration during sleep)

Yawning; during chill
Yawning; evening
Yawning; ineffectual
Yawning; without sleepiness

Sleeplessness in old people

Vivid dreams of fire; of hemorrhage
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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.