All of us have trouble sleeping from time to time. Stress is the most common cause, it makes falling asleep difficult, so you stay awake almost the whole night and get up feeling tired. Another thing that plays a role in this are the electromagnetic waves from our computers or mobile phones. The nervous system and the sleep hormones get affected by bright lights and many other different external and internal factors, resulting in problems with getting a quality sleep.
Taking a sleeping pill may seem as the easiest, but certainly not the best solution. The results are short-ttrerm, and it affects the natural abilities and health of our body. Possible side effects from using sleeping pills can be stomach pain, problems with the memory, constipation, dizziness, difficult focusing or problems with the central nervous system.
Quality sleep is very important for our health and proper functioning of the entire organism. Sleep deprivation causes impaired cognitive and motor skills, lack of energy and increased risk of health problems like diabetes, obesity or cancer.
Your body needs at least 6, preferably 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep to be able to function optimally and prevent diseases. If you are having problems getting to sleep, and want to skip the side effects of the sleeping pill, drink banana cinnamon tea.
This effective remedy contains a banana because it`s rich in magnesium and potassium, but the highest quantities of these important minerals are in the peel, so don`t throw it away, use it!
Potassium and magnesium are very beneficial for the nervous system and magnesium is the most important mineral for muscle relaxation, it feeds the muscles and reduces cramps, pains and aches.
Magnesium is the mineral which gets used first when we are stress and nervous. Increased intake of this mineral will help you deal with stress, relax and fall asleep without any problem.
The other ingredient in this remedy, cinnamon, is the best natural balance of blood sugar levels. This way the hormones are able to function properly, so you can sleep better. Unbalanced blood sugar levels can result in increased energy during the night so you can`t fall asleep, and feel tired during the day.
The combination of banana peel and cinnamon is perfect for fighting insomnia and other sleeping problems once and for all.
For the recipe you will need:
1 organic banana with the peel
Sprinkle of cinnamon
Glass of water
Cut off the banana ends, top and bottom.
Boil the water and add the whole banana, unpeeled. For best results, use spring or purified water.
Boil the banana for 10 minutes and then add the cinnamon. For better taste, you can add some stevia, which will help the process of balancing the blood sugar levels without spiking them before sleeping.
If desired, add some more cinnamon, and enjoy your tea before going to bed.
You can use the boiled banana for your breakfast the next morning. Just peel it and add it to your oatmeal with some cinnamon.