Getting better sleep on a regular basis is one of the most effective ways to boost mood, wellness, cognitive performance, and overall health. Indeed, people who sleep well tend to be happier and healthier than those who don’t. Unsurprisingly, any substance that may deliver improved sleep habits usually attracts a loyal following. Such is the case with kratom. Many kratom users enjoy the calming effects that it has been reported to produce. Others claim that kratom helps reduce pain from chronic conditions, and thus allows them to sleep better at night. Today, we’ll take a closer look at how people use kratom for sleep purposes, and highlight a few best practices for using kratom.
There are two active ingredients within the typical kratom plant –– the alkaloids mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. Mitragynine is often associated with pain relief, while 7-hydroxymitragynine is considered the ingredient that boosts energy and focus. Different veins of kratom contain varying amounts of each compound. For example, red and green vein kratom tend to have more mitragynine, whereas white kratom generally contains higher levels of 7-hydroxymitragynine. In fact, some people like to use certain white kratom products as a form of “pre-workout” before hitting the gym.
The side effects of kratom consumption may vary significantly from person to person. A big factor in determining the type of experience someone has with kratom could be the size of the dosage. Consider, for instance, that at lower doses in particular, kratom users have reported stimulant-like side effects such as increased energy and alertness, decreased appetite, and heightened libido. On the other hand, side effects of kratom at moderate-to-high doses may include pain reduction, drowsiness, or even a euphoric high. So it’s possible that the amount of kratom taken may have an impact on a person’s ability to get to sleep.
In addition to the most well-known kratom strains (red, white, and green) yellow/gold and “chocolate” kratom strains have begun to gain in prominence. Yellow kratom doesn’t come from a different type of kratom leaf, but rather from kratom leaves that have been fermented for around two days. Similarly, the two most popular types of fermented red kratom are Chocolate and Red Bentuangie. Users consider these to be the most “slowed down” kratom strains of all, and many say that it doesn’t have the stimulating effects associated with other forms of kratom.
It is widely reported that when you sleep you can loose up to 1-1.5 lbs of water through perspiration and sweating. While Kratom has many benefits, it does dehydrate you. So if you are planning on using Kratom as a sleep aid make sure you hydrate more than normal! We recommend a glass of water before bed and when you wake up for optimum health!
Possible Benefits of Kratom
At one time or another, Kratom has been said to help with problems like anxiety and/or chronic pain. As one might imagine, people who experience less anxiety and pain relief probably have a much better chance of getting a solid eight hours of sleep every night. Of course, kratom has a wide range of reported benefits and side effects –– so research individual strains before making a purchase decision.
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If you’re new to kratom and wondering where to start, then know that you’ve come to the right place. At Kingdom Kratom, we’re happy to answer any and all questions you have relating to kratom use, storage, and experiences. Contact us today to learn more about this exciting new product!