Seven to nine hours of sleep is recommended for the average adult. However, most of us sleep less than six hours let alone eight or nine. A Gallup poll found that 40% of Americans get less than seven hours of sleep. 70 million Americans have a sleep disorder. Worldwide is no different. It effects everyone no matter where you are. Sleep deprivation has serious health risks and people resort to off the shelf medication or prescription drugs.
Why sleep is so important.
Sleep serves more factors that contribute to the quality of life than just rest.
Sleep Makes You Smarter – You read it right – sleep will make you smarter. You see sleep helps facilitate all the information we learned during the day from the temporarily storage part of the brain (hippocampus) to the long term storage part (prefrontal cortex).
Sleep Removes Toxins from the Brain – To remove toxins & unneeded proteins from our brain that we accumulate during day time, sleep helps the flow of cerebrospinal.
Sleep Decreases Chances of Multiple Diseases – Without enough sleep people risk depression, high blood pressure, migraines, obesity, seizures, diabetes, heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) problems and other diseases.
Sleep Helps Your Immune System – Without enough sleep your body is at risk from infections and diseases because of lower immunity effectiveness.
Overall Health, Mental and Physical – Glucose metabolism is altered, negatively, through sleep deprivation. Levels of hunger hormone (ghrelin) increase thus consuming more calories. Enough sleep gives your body and mind to regenerate and recharge your battery contributing to overall mental health.
Symptoms of Sleep Deprivation
Excessive daytime fatigue is a sure sign of chronic sleep deprivation. Other symptoms include –
- Generally negative mood & Irritability
- Depression & unhappiness
- Lack of energy & low sex drive
- Problems with memory and retaining information
- Increased appetite and carbohydrate cravings
- Excessive sleepiness
- Inability to concentrate
- Lack of motivation
Kratom Strains for Insomnia
Kratom is being used more by people who suffer from sleep deprivation. The most common strains used by people include the Bali and Borneo Strains.
Borneo kratom is available in Red, Green and White Vein strains. Red vein is the most effective of all the three when it comes to insomnia. Red Vein Borneo is rich in the alkaloids 7-Hydroxymitragynine and Mitragynine, both of which are strong natural painkillers. In addition, the strain contains the dopamine mediators, Corynoxine A and Corynoxine B that are responsible for reducing anxiety and improving mood.
Bali is a potent strain sourced from quick growing, large sized Kratom leaves. It is said to be a hybrid blend of Borneo and Sumatra strains. It’s easy to grow and this makes it quite affordable in comparison to other varieties on the market. It is available in Red, Green and White vein strains and Red vein Bali is the most effective of all three when it comes to insomnia and better sleep.
Red vein Bali contains high levels of 7-Hydroxymitragynine and Mitragynine. It also contains 9-Hydroxycorynantheidine, Mitraphylline and Speciogynine. This combination of alkaloids make this strain effective as an analgesic, muscle relaxant, sedative and anxiolytic.