If you look up “insomnia” in a homeopathic repertory such as Synthesis, you’ll find over 400 remedies. It’s a complicated subject, and a classical homeopath would prescribe one only after a thorough evaluation of all your symptoms. However, if you can’t find a qualified homeopath right away and you’re suffering from insomnia due to an overactive mind, try a low dose (30c) of one of the following remedies, if the description fits.
If you’re a fiery, type A personality who overeats, overworks, and even overplays, and your insomnia begins around 3 or 4 a.m., try nux vomica. This remedy is famous for insomnia due to indigestion.
If your racing thoughts keep you awake at night, if you struggle with evening restlessness, or if you sleep lightly and wake at every sound, take coffea cruda.
If your insomnia is infrequent and when it occurs you lose sleep due to an active mind until or even after 3 a.m., try cal carb.
These are generalizations about homeopathy; the more you individualize your diagnosis, the more successful you’ll be.
For more insomnia tips, see Sleep Better Tonight! 6 Bedtime Rituals and 4 Poses for Insomnia (And A Calming Breathing Practice) .