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Best Kratom Strains for Insomnia

William Clark January 29, 2022 0 comments
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Not being able to sleep is a wakeful nightmare and can contribute to anxiety and stress, fatigue, poor productivity, lack of focus, and low mood. Kratom offers many properties that can help with numerous conditions and while some strains can be good for providing an energetic burst, others help to relax the body and mind and help you drift off to restful sleep. 

Choosing the right strain can be the difference between quality hours of sleep and laying in bed watching the hours go by and counting the remaining hours you have until the alarm rings. Before we look at some of the best possible kratom types for insomnia and other sleep issues, it is a good idea to examine why kratom can be so good for this purpose. 

How Can Kratom Help Insomnia? 

There are a few reasons why kratom can help with insomnia, at least if you choose the right kratom product and take the right dose. Let’s look at some of the ways that kratom can help you get a good night’s sleep.

High Dosage Effects

A lot of people find that kratom actually keeps them awake when they take it in small to moderate doses, depending on the strain. However, when a higher dose is consumed, the energetic qualities tend to dissipate and the relaxing features become more pronounced. 

 A high dose of kratom ignites a wave of comfort and sedation that can help you relax before bed. This can make your body feel heavy and exhausted and allow you to calm jitters and the uneasy feeling of necessary movement that often accompanies insomnia. 

Relaxes the Mind

In addition, kratom can boost mood and relax racing thoughts. A lot of people struggle with insomnia caused by anxiety and thoughts that don’t ever seem to stop when you just want to get a little shut eye. Kratom a couple hours before bedtime can help us relax our mental state and get our circadian rhythm adjusted and normalized. 

Kratom also promotes a good mood, which can help us avoid overreactions to our inability to fall quickly asleep. If you are anything like me, you become stressed and frustrated at the first sign of insomnia or difficulty falling asleep. Kratom can mend those feelings long enough to help you get past those initial feelings toward a calming and tranquil state of mind. 

Daytime Activity

One more way that kratom can help us fall asleep is by increasing our activity level during the day. A lot of kratom strains, particularly whites and greens, encourage activity and stimulate the mind and body. This can allow us to perform more mentally and physically taxing tasks that can make us more tired and ready for sleep by the time night time comes around. 

A lot of people choose energizing strains for the morning, semi-relaxing strains in the afternoon, and sedating strains in the evening for these reasons. It helps to balance our mood and energy levels for each portion of the day so that we can stay productive when we are supposed to but then relax when the work is complete. 

Best Kratom Strains for Insomnia

There are tons of kratom strains to choose from and shopping for them can be overwhelming. Because of this, if you are looking for sleep-inducing varieties, then we are here to help you find the options that do what you desire. Some of these options are targeted for more specific causes of insomnia while others are just downright beneficial as a sleep aid so make sure that you read the descriptions to find one perfect for your situation. 

Red Bentuangie

Red Bentuangie kratom is one that used to be harder to find but has been rapidly gaining popularity in recent months. It is a fermented red kratom and the process of fermentation tends to remove stimulating alkaloids while making sedating ones more pronounced. While some people find it to be slightly less potent than other reds, it is perfect for sleep because it only offers beneficial effects for sedation and relaxing the mind and body.  

Since this strain has slower effects than some others, we recommend taking a medium to high dosage (based on personal needs and biology) around 2 hours before bed time with the understanding that you may feel tired anytime an hour after consuming the kratom powder. 

Red Devil 10x Enhanced

This is enhanced kratom which means it is not only powdered leaf matter, but also includes extract. Because of this, it can be extremely potent and not recommended for beginners. However, for those who suffer from insomnia, it is one of the all time greatest choices for inducing relaxation and getting 6 to 8 hours of sleep. It also kicks in quite fast so you do not have to prepare for bed hours early. Just 30 minutes after ingesting the enhanced kratom, you will feel a wave of tranquility and about a half hour later, you will feel ready for bed. 

Green Maeng Da

While greens can be a little more energetic than reds, this one is powerful and when taken at the right dose can be quite calming. I enjoy mixing it with whites for the morning, but then taking it by itself or combined with reds to put me into a sleeping mindset. This is a strain known for well-rounded effects matching dose with potency unmatched by other green strain options and is the best option for those who experience insomnia as a symptom of stress or anxious thoughts. 

Yellow Kali

If you have insomnia that makes it hard to go back asleep when you wake up in the middle of the night, then this is a great strain to choose. While the initial effects are relaxing, the biggest benefit comes with the long lasting results. Therefore, it can help you get to sleep, but will also calm the mind and body for hours after you take it making it a good choice for a full night of sleep. 

Red Horn

Red Horn is not an extremely popular strain, but many of our customers find that it is perfect for insomnia caused by discomfort. It can help you find relief and relax the muscles to relieve tension that may be keeping you awake. It is great for use as an after workout supplement, as a way to ease weakness in the muscles, and to help free the body from wakeful experiences during the evening and night. It can also calm movement that may be keeping you up through the night. 


There are tons of kratom strains and while there are plenty that are great for energy and productivity, there are also tons of great options that can do the opposite and help you get a better night of sleep, every night. Typically, for these types of effects red strains are best, but there are also other colors that can work well and it is good to try different options to find which works best for you. 

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