Not getting enough sleep?
Adults need an average of 7 to 9 hours of sleep a day to function properly. According to some studies, the average British person, for example, barely sleeps more than 6 hours a day.
The lack of hours of sleep, or the poor quality of it, has direct negative consequences on our day as irritability, moodiness, headaches or tiredness. It can also have worse consequences such as car accidents, work-related accidents or fatal errors at work.
There are also some health conditions that are closely related to a lack of sleep. It has been proven that not getting enough sleep, or not doing it well, is directly related to conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, depression or obesity. In general, not getting enough sleep is associated with a poorer quality of life.
Causes of sleep deprivation may be as common as the abuse of technology, poor management of work schedules, or illnesses such as insomnia. Around 5% of the population suffers from chronic insomnia and that about 30% suffer from occasional insomnia.
Kratom for a better sleep
There are a variety of synthetic medications to help you get better quality sleep. However, they have side effects such as constipation, stomach pain, migraines, nausea, or changes in appetite. This is why more and more people are turning to natural remedies.
Kratom, a great unknown in Europe until recently, is a tropical plant that has proven to have very beneficial properties for those who want to get a good quality sleep and avoid most of the side effects that accompany synthetic medicine.
Kratom helps to manage factors that affect the quality of sleep such as physical pain, stress, anxiety or muscle tension. As a consequence, it helps to calm down and to achieve a more placid and uninterrupted sleep.
The inhabitants of Malaysia and Thailand, from where it originates, has been using kratom for millennia. The alkaloids present in its leaves, such as Mytraginine give stimulant or sedative effects due to analgesic properties. The leaves are usually infused into a tea or taken as capsules or extracts.
The effects of consuming Kratom depend on the dose taken. In general, lower doses cause stimulating effects while higher doses cause sedative and palliative effects. The variety of Kratom taken also determines to some extent the effect.
What is the best strain of Kratom for me?
White and green Kratom strains are the least indicated for sleeping problems, as they are the ones that cause more stimulation in our organism.
Bali and Red Maluku strains are the most indicated to help with sleep because they have stronger analgesic and relaxing properties. Red Maluku has mild and long-lasting effects. People traditionally take it to relieve pain and help with relaxation. Depending on the dose, Bali Kratom can be very effective to get better sleep.
What’s the indicated dose?
When we talk about Kratom and dosing, we enter into a very personal terrain since each person has a different tolerability to the plant and its properties. In general, the highest doses of Kratom are those that provide sedative and relaxing effects.
The recommended dose to help with sleep would be somewhere between 5 and 15 grams. A lower dose would have stimulating effects and a higher dose could have unwanted effects such as nausea or constipation.
Starting with low doses is a perfect choice to slowly understand how your body responds. Not everyone responds the same way and it is very important to try with low doses before taking a higher amount.
Taking kratom between 3 and 6 hours before going to bed will help your sleeping problems. Consuming kratom about 2 hours before bed time will make you to stay sleeping during the night.