Not sleeping sucks. Although insomnia can be detrimental to almost every aspect of your life, it can be mitigated with kratom.
While its use in pain, anxiety and stress relief are the most common, using kratom for sleep can be very effective (if you know what you’re doing).
Below, we’ll help you find the right strain, vein type and dosage for insomnia.
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 major factors are: strains, vein types, and dosage.
The most important factor when looking to use kratom for insomnia is choosing the correct type of kratom strain.
Best Strains for Sleep
The best types of kratom for sleep are (by far): Borneo, Indo (including Sumatra strains), and Bali strains. All of which are effective for stress and anxiety relief.
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.
For the best results, you should be using red vein varieties for sleep. Green veins can often be effective, but the results are less consistent. Only use green veins if you have a familiarity with the particular leaf you are using.
White veins as well can be quite stimulating, and should often be avoided.
For new users, choosing the right strain fairly tricky, as there is such a big variety of strains, each with their own unique effects. For this reason, when starting we suggest you stay within these guidelines until you gain experience.
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.
The best kratom strains for sleep Red Bali, Red Borneo and Red Indo and Red Sumatra. Red veined strains are the best kratom for sleep due to their much higher concentrations of relaxing and sleep-inducing alkaloids than both green and white veined strains.
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.
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 plan of attack before the negative impacts on health emerge.