Yes, kratom is good for insomnia. However, if you intend to use kratom to fight insomnia you must first consider certain factors. Especially if you have never tried kratom before.
The Best Kratom Strains for Insomnia
Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) grows naturally in Southeast Asia. There it has been traditionally used by the native population for its medical properties.
Kratom active elements include alkaloids and metabolites (such as mitragynine, mitraphylline, and 7-OH) which have an opiate-like effect. But it doesn’ have the side effects and perils of opiates (because kratom is not an opiate).
Kratom best-known effects include analgesic, relaxing, euphoric, sedative… As of recent, it has become a natural alternative to anxiety, strong physical pain or even opiate withdrawal. It is also used for recreational purposes.
It is natural to think that if kratom has sedative effects, it can help you with insomnia. Well, not so fast. Kratom has different strains (or varieties) and they all have different properties. So it is essential to know which kratom strains are best for insomnia.
In general, Red Bali, Red Borneo, and Premium Indo are considered the best kratom strains for insomnia and sleeping disorders.
Kratom Dosage for Insomnia
The dose of kratom you intake will also influence the effects you will get.
While smaller doses will provide a euphoric effect and will boost up your energy, higher doses will produce a more sedative, calming effect. So, mid-high kratom dosages are the most recommended doses for insomnia. That is, a dose of 4 – 5 grams will allow you to get the sedative effect that will help you sleep. But it is wise to experiment with different doses until you find the one that suits you most. Remember that if you are using kratom extract or enhanced products, you should reduce the dosage, since they are more potent than raw kratom.
If you want to use kratom for insomnia, it is recommended to take it between 90 minutes and 2 hours before going to bed. However, this may vary significantly among users. So, it is advisable to try and experiment with different timings.
Some users report that kratom makes them fall into a very deep sleep, to such an extent that sometimes they do not even hear the alarm in the morning. To prevent falling asleep in the morning, turn up the volume of your alarm and use a loud tone. You can also set up a second alarm, just in case.
Kratom and The Sleeping Quality
Many users who consume kratom for insomnia or sleeping disorders claim that kratom not only helps them to sleep better. But also they have better dreams, without nightmares.
There are even other users who suggest that kratom can create lucid dreams. A lucid dream is a very vivid dream in which the dreamer is aware of being dreaming. And he or she even has control over his or her dreams.
Avoiding Kratom Tolerance
Either if you are taking kratom for insomnia or for any other reason, bear in mind that your body can build up a tolerance to kratom. As a result, you will need more product to notice its effects. And, in some cases, you will not feel effect at all. Or you could end up developing an addiction to kratom.
In order to avoid developing kratom tolerance, it is important to take certain precautions, such as not taking kratom every day (ideally once a week and never more than thrice a week). Also, take kratom only once per day. By doing so, our body can “rest” and will not get used to kratom too quickly.