One of the most common questions which is asked regarding Kratom is what type of Kratom is the best for sleep and pain.
Based on my decade of Kratom experience, I find that Red Vein Kratom strains are the best for both sleep and pain. Red Vein Strains provide the most analgesia, i.e. pain relief, and the most sedation.
Apparently Red Vein Kratom is created through a fermentation process where the Kratom leaves are put into a bag full of water and left out in the sunlight. This converts some of the Mitragynine in the Kratom leaves into 7-hydroxymitragynine. Therefore, Red Vein Kratom has a higher concentration of 7-hydroxymitragynine than other Kratom strains, and 7-hydroxymitragynine induces more potent opioid effects than Mitragynine, including increased analgesia, euphoria, and sedation.
Although any Red Vein strain is a good choice for sleep and pain, I find that Red Borneo and in particular Red Bali are the best. Bali is actually a buzzword that became popular over a decade ago, and any strain which naturally has the highest concentration of 7-hydroxymitragynine at a given time is labeled as Bali.
Indeed, throughout the years Red Bali Kratom has been my favorite Kratom, although Red Borneo is a close 2nd.
If you are looking for pain relief a higher dose of Kratom is recommended, in the 5-10 gram range, since lower doses in the 1-5 gram range generally provide more energy and euphoria rather than analgesia and sedation. That being said, if you are a new Kratom user you should start in the low range and titrate upwards until you achieve the desired effects, while remembering not to exceed 10 grams, since Kratom has no additional benefits beyond 10 grams, and also not taking an additional dose until you have waited an hour or two, since it can take an hour or two for Kratom’s effects to sink in.
If you are looking for sleep, any dose of Red Vein Kratom in the 5-10 gram range will do the trick. However, it is very important to note that you should not take Kratom right before bedtime. If you are taking Kratom for sleep, take the dose at least 3 hours before bed, and preferably 4-6 hours before bed, since if you take the dose too close to bedtime, the lingering energetic effects may ruin the quality of your sleep.
Basically, if you try going to sleep within 2 hours after taking Kratom, you will lay there and be very comfortable but probably will not fall asleep for a long time, and even when you do sleep you won’t go into deep sleep for most of the night. I’ve found the best method is to go to sleep 6 hours after taking Kratom.
All that being said, Kratom is definitely an effective supplement for insomnia, it’s just you don’t take it right when you’re going to sleep. Instead, enjoy the relaxing and euphoric properties of the Kratom for several hours before going to sleep.
Thus, Red Vein Kratom is the best type of Kratom for sleep and pain. I’ve found that Red Vein Kratom, and specifically Red Borneo, and especially Red Bali, can completely eliminate any pain or insomnia that I have, and numerous other subjective reports concur.