Schlaf und Miasmen

[Katja Schuett]

Psora and sleep

Keynotes: the sensitizing miasm, irritation, inflammation, deficiency, lack

Central idea: lack of strength and need for support



Unrelaxed in the morning.

Weariness on waking.


Sleepy during the day, often immediately after sitting down (after meals).

After 3 h. no (sound) sleep

Difficulty in falling asleep, when in bed in the evening, often lies awake for hours.

Psoric sleeplessness is by an abundance of ideas

Psoric patients wake up at night worrying about everything. This anxiety mainly tortures them at night, robbing them of their sleep, since they keep themselves busy during the day. Alone at night, they have time to reflect. Itching and burning, together with their restlessness and chronic worries, lead to insomnia and loss of energy.

Fear of darkness.

Thinking about problems and making a “to do” list at night.

Very good sleep, children fall asleep easily and feel refreshed on waking.  Awakes more tired then when going to bed. Sleepless due to intolerable itching.

Sleep disorder, cannot relax. Restless, cannot find a comfortable position. Sleeplessness from over excitement, severe skin itching. Itching on the after from worms or in stressful situations prevents sleep.

Sleepy after eating, sleepy during the day.

Doesn’t feel refreshed after sleep, needs coffee or tea to feel awake.

Wakes up from dreams.

Difficulty falling asleep, wakes up at 3a.m., difficulty falling asleep again.

Psoric sleeplessness is caused by intense itching or difficulties to relax. Psoric patients need a long time to find a comfortable position and are restless.

Children have difficulties falling asleep because they fear to miss something. (visited by someone they need a lot of time to fall asleep).

Awakes frightened.

Difficulty falling asleep, in the evening when lying.

Cannot sleep for several hours.

Just drowsy.


Fearful, anxious and frightful dreams.

Fearful images and distorted faces appear as soon as the patient closes their eyes.

Vivid dreams as if the patient were awake.

Sad, lascivious dreams.

Dreams of daily activities such as cooking, fishing, flowers, home and house, music etc; from undertaken efforts, no matter whether successful or not such as climbing a high, striving, climbing a step, failures, looking for someone and not finding him, trying to reach something.

Emotional dreams with emotional causes such as grief, anger etc.

Each type of anxious dream. Pleasant dreams such as beautiful landscapes, driving a car, flying in the airplane, new places, pleasant, rainbows spanning over the sky, swinging.

Psoric dreams center around anticipation anxiety accompanied by a hyperactive psyche. In dreams, ideas or unfulfilled desires may be expressed wavelike. Psoric dreams display sadness, love, jealousy, anxiety or fright.

Dreams of urinating, passing stool and other dirty discharges.

Nightmares, dreams of physical exertion.


<: during sleep/from lack of sleep.


Perspiration during sleep (on the head).

Snoring, salivation, grinding or gnashing of teeth during sleep.

Twitching of muscles during sleep.

Loud talking and screaming during sleep.

Passing of stool and urine, or expulsion of round worms during sleep

Attacks of suffocation while sleeping.

Anxious oppression, early on awakening.

After a very restless night, he often has more strength in the morning, than after a quiet, sound sleep.

Melancholy, violent beating of the heart, anxiety, and extreme nervousness often awakens the psoric patient from sleep.

Always tired, tired during the night, even after sleeping; becoming better during the course of the day, as soon as sun rises and increases their strength.

Burning in foot soles, numbness of extremities, and the sensation as if parts were falling asleep are worse when lying or after sleep.

Grinding of the teeth at night.

Hungry at night, enuresis nocturna, snoring, talking, laughing, weeping, singing grinding teeth, twitching muscles during sleep.

Hot feet in bed.

Chewing and swallowing during sleep.

Perspiration in the morning in bed.


The Sycotic miasm and sleep

Keynotes: excess and overgrowth, induration, infiltration, uncoordination, proliferation

Central idea: over-stimulation and excessive growth



Persistent insomnia.

Sleepless due to mental and physical disquiet.

Sleeps for a short time, wakes, then returns to sleep again.

The sycotic patient works throughout the night and sleeps until late in the day They are too excited to sleep at night, even preferring mental work to sleep. Sycotic teenagers will stay up until well past midnight on school nights, then they are exhausted when they have to get up early the next day.

The sycotic baby is “good” only when asleep. He frets and moans and cries all day and is quiet at night.

May sleep on his hands and knees, with face buried in the pillow.

Sleepless while lying on the left side.

Excessive anxiety disturbs sleep.

Sleep position: on stomach, cannot sleep when lying on the left side.

Suddenly awakes with the feeling of having slept too long.


Sexual dreams with fantasies.

Dreams of construction, gatherings, accumulation such as great gatherings, taking part at a ball, birth of a child, computer, gathering fruits, gardens, swollen body parts etc.

Dreams of business with money such as being busy, calculating, associations, discussions, money, growing large etc..

Terrible, emotional dreams such as danger, death, disgrace, humiliation, suppressed emotions, jealousy, profession, political, deceitful etc.

Dreams which involve hiding something such as masks, hiding etc

Sycotic dreams go along with a certain over sensitiveness. There might be conflicts caused by a negative environment. A tiredness might also be shown which leads to a slow down and inertia. with a bad memory.

Sycotic patients have difficulty remembering their dreams or can only explain them insufficiently, which can change to a paranoid state of mind or a hypochondriac constitution.

Dreams of failure, a lack of confidence and uncertainty as well as dreams about death also belong to the sycotic miasm.

Dreams of falling down, ghosts, battles, of being chasen, or of pain.

Dreams of falling from a height, that someone is choking him.


Restless sleep in damp, humid weather and during thunderstorm.

Sleep > on the seaside.

Sleep disturbances caused by disturbed digestion – colic, fullness.


Sycotic’s mental energy becomes much > at night, reflecting the daytime aggravation of sycosis, the amelioration time is from 20 h. to 3 h.

Moaning during sleep.

Perspiration during sleep, ameliorated on and after waking.

Lively in the evening and night, tired and hangover in the morning.


The Syphilitic miasm and sleep

Keynotes: the destructive miasm, degeneration, ulceration

Central idea: destruction on all levels


Sleepless due to tormenting ideas.

Sleepless because of depression, restlessness, negative thoughts (hates life, everything, everybody), suicidal thoughts.

Sleepless since birth.


Restless and anxious at night.

The syphilitic miasm robs them of all conscience at night.

Sleep destroyed because of deep bone pains, with children waking up from “growing pains” at night.

The syphilitic child feels worse at night. Their sleep is disturbed and unrefreshing. There are lots of dreams which mirror the negativity and destructiveness of the syphilitic miasm such as dreams about death, death bodies, murder, disfigurement.


Sexual dreams with perversions.

Suicidal dreams.

Dreams of violence, destruction, death and dead bodies, gloomy forebodings.

Violent nightmares about killing chasing someone to kill them, of being killed themselves, of vampires and werewolves, of killing their children or husband.

Dreams of accidents such as air crash, explosion, deathly accidents etc.

Dreams of wild animals such as large, black birds, enormous beetles, dragons, snakes, vamps, wasp, wild etc.

Destructive dreams such as being bitten, bloodshed, burning body parts, being injured, cruelty, cemetery, funerals, disgustful, offense, spitting pus, violence, ghosts etc.

Perverted dreams such as a woman being married with many men.

Clairvoyant dreams.

Syphilitic dreams are suicidal, destructive and homicidal.

Dreams of bloodshed, mutilation, murder and being murdered.

There is a feeling of exhaustion accompanied by irrational reactions which leads to the depreciation of life. Here we also find feelings of guilt causing a suicidal tendency.


Sleep is disturbed at the seaside, during summer, at night and from sweat.

> change of position.

All syphilitic symptoms < when the sun goes down, the aggravation time is 20 - 2 or 3 h.


Rolling the head from side to side during sleep.

Depression and melancholia.

Brooding over problems at night, feeling alone and hopeless about them.

Syphilitic babies cry the whole night through.

Dread of night because of aggravations.

Oppression and anxiety at night.

Mental spells drive the patient out of bed, inducing symptoms of suicide.

Dreads the night because of the suffering it brings.

Salivation, severe perspiration during the night. Startling during sleep.


The Tubercular miasm and sleep

Keynotes: reactive, responsive miasm, changeability, suppuration, tuberculization

Central idea: dissatisfaction, discontentment, restlessness and changeability


+ sensation of great exhaustion.

Unrefreshing with great exhaustion.

Restless sleep.

Very deep sleep, the child can only be awakened with difficulty.

Very irritable on waking.

Sleep position: knee-chest-position; on the back, with hands over the head

Superficial, interrupted sleep.

Suddenly wakes up from fright.

Unrefreshing sleep, wakes up more tired then before sleep with the feeling of not having slept enough.


Dreams of travelling.

The desire for change is expressed in dreams of travel.

Sexual or erotic dreams. These are very vivid and may lead to masturbation or nymphomania.

The tubercular miasm characterized by an increased activity coupled with low resources which leads to weakness. There is changeability and mood swings. This state of mind causes changeable dreams. The mind is active but the body weak causing disappointment and frustration.

Children’s dreams display their inner world, liveliness, anxieties, travel. They often have very colorful and vivid dreams about travel, parties, wedding, but also anxious and fearful or erotic dreams. These dreams often disturb sleep which causes them to wake up unrefreshed. Instead of this, they often feel better after a short sleep.

Dreams of travelling, wandering, going to new places.

Dreams of blood, travel, violence, animals, mice, dogs, snakes. Sexual dreams.


Sleep disturbed in enclosed, stuffy rooms.

< at night.

Prolonged sleep > exhaustion of the tubercular patient.

Sleep quality influenced by moon phases and thunderstorm.

Sleep easily disturbed by change of bed, electric smog, water veins.


Nocturnal enuresis.

Perspiration at night.

Almost all tubercular patients grind their teeth.

Screaming with nightmares, screams in sleep.

Anger < after sleep.

Screams out during sleep.

Perspiration during sleep, sweats in the bed, awakes with bruised, sore feeling.

Tossing about in bed, rolling the head from one side to the other.

At first feels too cold in bed, then too hot.

Hungry at night.

Strong perspiration during the night.

Nosebleed without awakening.



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