Everyone who has used kratom for a sustained period of time knows about its vast range of beneficial effects. While its use in pain, anxiety and stress relief are the most common, using kratom for sleep can be just as beneficial.
Those who suffer from insomnia, myself included, know how irritating it can often be. However, insomnia can cause effects which are much more detrimental than simple irritation, such as: poor mental function and motor control, poor mood, inability to handle stress, and, when sustained, it can even have a fairly negative impact on your physical health overall. For this reason, it’s important to find a good treatment before the negative impacts on health emerge.
Luckily, kratom has been a huge asset and improved the quality of life of many who suffer from insomnia or difficulty sleeping.
Before getting into how it works, it is important to know what causes insomnia. By far the most common reason for insomnia is stress and anxiety, which often tend to emerge at night when unoccupied. There are other reasons for insomnia, such as a side effect of menopause, however, kratom seems to be fairly effective across the board for insomnia regardless of the cause.
Because kratom is so effective at killing anxiety and stress, it is able to treat most individual’s insomnia by targeting the root causes. Without anxiety and stress, sleep tends to come much more naturally for most, and some even without insomnia or difficulty sleeping have reported that even the quality of their sleep has improved. In addition to improved sleep, who doesn’t want less stress and anxiety in their life?
Kratom causes sedation, this in synergy with anxiety and stress relief often prove to be the 1-2 punch that knocks you out for the night. However, if you want sedation from kratom, it is essential you choose the right strain. If you choose strains incorrectly, you may find yourself having a harder time falling asleep. For this reason, we suggest you always try a strain first during the day to gauge its effects, and then use it for sleep. We will go in depth on how to effectively find the right strain of kratom later on in this article in order to ensure you make the ideal choice for your needs.
Because of the the alkaloid 7-hydroxymitragynine, kratom can cause a general sense of physical comfort. Some users have described the feeling as being “wrapped in a warm blanket”. This alone can help contribute to helping you fall asleep, but combined with the above factors, it can have quite a positive impact.
In order to get good results from kratom for sleep, knowing a bit about kratom is essential. There are a few factors that can mean the difference between restful sleep and a difficult night. The factors are: Strains/Types, and dosage.
The most important factor when looking to use kratom for insomnia is choosing the correct type of kratom. For new users, this can be fairly tricky, as there is such a big variety of strains. For this reason, when sta rting we suggest you stay within these guidelines until you gain experience.
The best types of kratom for sleep are: Borneo strains, Indo strains, including Sumatra strains, Bali strain and red vein varieties of kratom. Both Borneo, Indo and Bali strains are among the most sedating types of kratom, and also have the most potential for anxiety and stress relief. Overall red veins are a very good choice, however, we urge you to avoid Thai and Maeng Da strains, even if they are red veins. The reason for this is that they are often quite stimulating and can have a counterproductive effect. White veins as well can be quite stimulating, and should often be avoided.
Dosage is one of the trickier aspects of using kratom for sleep. Every individual is quite different in this regard, and may need a different dosage in order to achieve the best results. Typically, the required dosage for sleep is a little bit higher than usual, though some respond exceptionally to lower dosages. For this, we have compiled a small table of suggested dosages for sleep.
When first using kratom for sleep, as with many other uses of this plant, we suggest that you begin low and work upward to find the right dosage. It should be noted that each strain or batch may have a different ideal dose, so testing is highly suggested.
Overall, using kratom for sleep can be highly effective. However, as noted, it is important to do your own research and testing to get the best results.