June 19, 2019
Phlegm heat can cause nightmare
“I have not been sleeping well recently and get awoken by nightmares in the middle of the night. I feel quite tired in the morning when I wake up. Is this happening because of the heat? What can I do about it?”
When adults wake up in the middle of night from dreams, Chinese medicine believes this is related to the “heart”. First of all, ask yourself if you feel extra irritable and depressed lately. When you are angry, do you feel dizzy with heart palpitations and sudden rapid heart beat? Thus might be accompanied by symptoms such as chest tightness, phlegm, bitterness in taste, yellow tongue coating, etc. If these are true, you may suffer from frequent dreams caused by phlegm and heat inside the body. Mainly due to the qi stagnation caused by depression and anger, which leads to phlegm and heat. The weather has been quite, and people are prone to heat in the body. These two factors combined can lead to increased frequency of dreams, nightmares and poor sleep quality. At this time, you need to clear phlegm and heat to get a good night’s rest!
Tea remedy for nightmares
Ingredients: 6g Chekiang fritillary bulb, 5g lophatherum, 3g lotus seed, 1 candied date
Preparation: Crush Chekiang Fritillary Bulb. Put all ingredients into tea bag then place into thermos, rinse with hot water once. Then add in hot water again and steep for 10 minutes. It can be re-brewed until flavor weakens. For best results, drink consecutively for 3 days.