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. It is estimated that about 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.
This plant from the same family as the coffee tree has been used by the inhabitants of Malaysia and Thailand, from where it originates, for millennia. Its properties are given by the alkaloids present in its leaves, such as Mytraginine, which can produce analgesic, stimulant or sedative effects. 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 have energizing effects.
Bali and Red Kali strains are the most indicated to help with sleep because they have stronger analgesic and relaxing properties. Red Kali has mild and long-lasting effects and has traditionally been taken to relieve pain and help with relaxation. Bali Kratom is the most common standard used, depending on the dose it can be very effective to get a 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.
If it is the first time that Kratom is taken, it is always highly recommended to start with rather low doses to 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.
If the cause of your sleeping problems is associated with the inability to fall asleep, it is recommended to take Kratom between 3 and 6 hours before going to bed. If your issues are maintaining a continuous sleep during the night, it is recommended to take Kratom about 2 hours before going to bed.
This article was based on articles by addameer.info y theihcc.com. Information was taken from: https://www.cdc.gov/spanish/datos/faltasueno/, https://www.ine.es/jaxi/Tabla.htm?path=/t15/p419/p02/a2003/l0/&file=02093.px and a study by F. Sarrais, P. de Castro Manglano: http://scielo.isciii.es/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1137-66272007000200011