I'm taking Kava Kava (the Natrol brand) at 200mg at about an hour before bed at night. I am taking it for sleep because I wake up 3-4 times a night. I've just been taking it for about a week, less than, and I didn't realize it, or what it might be..but..I am having some feelings or a sense of well-being lately. I never felt this way at all except when I took a pill for neck pain. It was Tramadol and I didn't like the other side effects so opted out of taking it. I then found EC and started really looking for alternative medicines to help me with different things. I can't be sure it's the Kava Kava, but I am sleeping so good, still waking up only 2 times, but when I get back in bed, no race-brain and falling right back to sleep. No groggy, ill feeling in the a.m. either, in fact, I get kind of excited about getting up. I know someone out there is laughing.
I'll keep you posted if you're following.