30 Nov, 20210
Best Kratom for Sleep
Sleep is essential to good health and functioning in your daily life. In fact, we spend one-third of our lives sleeping. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults aged 18-64 get seven to nine hours of sleep per night for optimal health.
Unfortunately, many of us struggle to sleep for various reasons. According to sleephealth.org, over 50 million Americans suffer from more than 80 different sleep disorders. Furthermore, 20-30 million have intermittent sleep issues and 10% of Americans have chronic insomnia. That’s a lot of sleepless nights.
Sometimes you need a little extra help to unwind at night and switch off your overworked brain. If you’re looking for a natural remedy to aid your sleeping habits, Kratom might be the answer.
Kratom is a tropical tree grown in Southeast Asia, and its leaves are harvested for their medicinal properties. Locals have been using them for hundreds of years to perk themselves up during the day so they can get through their work, and to calm themselves at night and relieve pain.
Kratom has varying effects on the body depending on how much you take and what strain and vein you choose.
In this article, you will learn:
- Why is Kratom a good sleep aid?
- Which Kratom strain is best for aiding sleep?
- What dosage of Kratom do you need to sleep well?
- How should you take your Kratom dosage?
Why is Kratom a good sleep aid?
Kratom has two active alkaloids that interact with the opioid receptors in the brain, and this causes the effects it has on the body. Those two alkaloids are called mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. If you take Kratom in small doses, these have a stimulating effect on the body. In larger doses, they produce calmness, euphoria, and a dreamlike state that lasts for about six hours.
This calming effect can reduce problems like anxiety, mind chatter and stress—the things that often keep us awake at night. Because the effect lasts up to six hours, you’re likely to have a full night of peaceful sleep with the help of Kratom.
Which Kratom strain is best for sleep?
Generally speaking, higher doses of Kratom tend to give a sedative effect, but the vein that is best for relaxation and sleep is Red Vein Kratom. This is because it is slower acting, which means you get a gradual onset of effects and those effects are usually sedative. Most Kratoms are stimulating, so if you are struggling to sleep, your best option would be Red Vein Kratom.
The effects of Red Vein Kratom are usually:
- Physical calmness
- Mental calmness
- Stress relief
- Pain relief
- A feeling of euphoria
We recommend the following Red Vein Kratom strains to aid sleep:
Red Bali Kratom
Red Borneo Kratom
Red Borneo Kratom is one of the stronger red strains and is known for being particularly relaxing and pain-relieving.
Chocolate Kratom is a fermented Red Vein Kratom. This means it is a strong sedative and has less stimulating properties than other Kratom, so it is very relaxing. It is also a very slow Kratom, so the effects are gentle and gradual.
Red Bentuangie Kratom
Red Bentuangie Kratom is also a fermented Red Vein Kratom that has strong sedative properties and is known to aid relaxation and help reduce anxiety.
Red Sumatra Kratom
Red Sumatra Kratom is known to be soothing and relaxing. It is a great remedy to relieve stress and give a sense of calm.
What dosage of Kratom do you need to sleep well?
Dosages of Kratom always depend on the individual, but generally speaking, higher doses produce more analgesic and sedative effects.
For improving sleep, we suggest the following Kratom dosage:
- For a milder effect and to prolong your sleep: 2-3 grams of Kratom
- For a slightly stronger effect and to fall asleep faster: 3-5 grams of Kratom
- For a strong effect if you suffer from chronic insomnia: 6-7 grams of Kratom
Please note that these are just guidelines. Your body type, weight, metabolic rate, tolerance, and many other factors will determine the effect Kratom has on you.
If you are new to Kratom use, we recommend starting with lower doses. Allow 45 minutes after each dose, and if you haven’t achieved the desired effect, add 1 gram. Continue in this manner until you reach the level of sedation you would like.
How should you take your Kratom dosage?
The dosage also depends on the type of Kratom you have chosen to take.
Kratom comes in various forms, including:
- Kratom powder
- Kratom capsules
- Kratom extracts
- Kratom leaves
Kratom powder is the most readily available and economical form. You’re likely to find most strains in powder form. To take Kratom powder, you can mix it with food or drink; do the “toss and wash” method, where you put the powder in your mouth and quickly wash it down with a big gulp of water or juice; or brew it in a tea.
Kratom capsules are also very readily available. You simply swallow the capsule. Note that the onset of the effects takes about 15 minutes longer than with Kratom powder, as the capsule shell must first be digested before the stomach can start to digest the powder inside.
Kratom extracts are more concentrated forms of Kratom. They are more expensive and less readily available in all the different strains. They are good for seasoned Kratom users or for those who have a higher tolerance for Kratom. Extracts can be swallowed directly or mixed into food or drink.
Kratom leaves are the most basic form of Kratom, and a good way to take them is to brew them in a tea. Locals in Southeast Asia have been chewing Kratom leaves for centuries, so you can also take them this way if you don’t mind the taste and texture.
Kratom can be a great alternative to sleeping pills and can provide you with a natural remedy for insomnia or other sleeping problems. If you would like to discuss which strain is best for you, our team of passionate experts here at Kingdom Kratom is available to answer your questions. We also offer Kratom sample packs so you can determine which strain or form is the best fit for you.