Kratom is a new herbal supplement that has been taking the world by storm due to its numerous beneficial effects. While it is commonly known for its use as an analgesic and even an anti-depressant, most strains of kratom can also be used effectively as a sedative. In fact, many people are finding that kratom is a more effective and safer alternative to sleeping medications, especially prescription sleeping pills. Insomnia and sleep apnea are disorders that can lead to mood swings and aggressive behavior, but that’s not all. It can also impair cognitive ability and motor functions and affect one’s ability to handle pressure and manage stress. Kratom can be used to treat all those ailments and help you get a good night’s sleep.
How Does Kratom Work?
In simplest terms, the chemicals present in kratom react with the body chemistry when consumed to produce certain effects. Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine (7-HMG) are the main components of kratom though there are numerous others that also play a role in the effects caused by different strains and types. Effects can also differ due to factors like age, weight, body-fat ratio, pre-existing conditions, etc. Even though different strains have different effects either as an anti-diarrheal, anti-depressant or an analgesic, almost all strains can work efficiently as a sedative. Some strains, however, are designed to be most effective for helping the user get a deep sleep, and these strains can also help the user to stave off night terrors by relaxing the user before they sleep. There are two major effects that kratom has which makes it ideal for use in treating sleep disorders. These are:
Pain-relief is one of the most popular uses of kratom among users worldwide. Some strains are ideal for treating minor pains and giving the users energy, while others can help to manage more chronic and long-term pains while also promoting functionality. Using kratom can block off the pain receptors from receiving the unpleasant painful stimuli. But Kratom doesn’t only provide relief from pain, it can result in a sensation of warmth and physical comfort which can help to induce sleep. This feeling of physical comfort and closeness is caused by the presence of 7-HMG, making strains with higher levels of 7-HMG good for helping people sleep who also require some sort of physical relief.
Anxiety and Stress Relief
Another reason why kratom can be so effective in helping treat sleep disorders is that it can help to relieve people of stress and anxiety. The effects of kratom on the numerous receptors in the brain, such as the blocking of pain receptors resulting in its analgesic effect, also help to fight off the negative reactions to everyday pressure situations which can often cause anxiety attacks. The Mitragynine content, in addition to affecting the brain’s receptors, is also believed to increase the production of serotonin and dopamine in the brain, that is, the happy hormone and the motivation hormone of the brain. This can help improve the improve the mood and general demeanor of the user as well and doubles as an anti-depressant. It is the increase of the hormone melatonin, as a result of kratom use, that helps the user to sleep.
Types of Kratom Best Suited to Help You Sleep
Red Bali kratom is known to be extremely effective, granting the user fifteen minutes of calmness and relaxation before deep sleep, and allowing the user to wake up with more strength and energy. Red Sumatra Kratom is better for stimulated the mind and relaxing the body for better sleep. For stress relief and pain relief as well, Red Borneo Kratom is an extremely effective strain of kratom for sleeping.