Restless nights of turning and tossing, and staring at the ceiling are something we are all familiar with. The more you want to fall asleep, the more your mind is working extremely fast and you soon realize that is almost morning.

Inconsistent sleeping patterns or all the more insomnia can cause a number of conditions like anxiety, stress and depression. If you are thinking about the things you need to do the following day, about family or work, your mind is simply racing and it is impossible for you to fall asleep.

There are medications that lead to insomnia. Medications for blood pressure and heart, antihistamines, pain medications, just to name a few. Additionally, some medications can make you drowsy and trigger more frequent trips to the bathroom, which disturbs your sleep even more.

No matter the cause, something must be done to change things.

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Banana Tea

This is a simple recipe that tastes great and works wonders. Bananas, the peel in particularly, are rich in magnesium and potassium. Magnesium is excellent for preventing sleep disturbances, but when combined with potassium they relax the muscles. Actually, magnesium is one of the top relaxation minerals. Remember that you need 100 % organic banana for this recipe since non-organic bananas are full with harmful pesticides and because you should boil the peel, it must be free from chemicals.

You will have your tea ready in 10 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pot of water, small
  • 1 banana, organic
  • cinnamon (optional)

Cut off the bananas’ ends and put the whole banana, with its peel into boiling water. Leave it boil for approximately 10 minutes. Use a strainer to pour the water into a cup. You can sprinkle cinnamon if you like. Drink the tea one hour prior to going to bed.

Furthermore, there is no need to waste the banana you have boiled. Eat the boiled banana. When combined with the tea, it will just increase the calming effects.

The negative effects of sleeping pills

50 % of Americans suffer from poor sleep or insomnia, so it is not strange that many of them have used sleeping pills. However, sleeping pills work for the short-term only and do not provide a long-term solution.

Sleeping peel are classified as sedative hypnotics and they induce and maintain sleep. Some sedative hypnotics are barbiturates and benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines, like Valium and Xanax can create addiction. Barbiturates weaken the central nervous system and they are used as sedatives and anesthetics.

Side effects of sleeping pills:

  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Stomach pain
  • Difficulty remembering and focusing
  • Parasomnias (doing things unconsciously)
  • Weakness
  • Uncontrollable shaking

How Does Sleep Deprivation Affect the Body?

Not getting enough sleep is harmful for the body.  It affect the cognitive functions, the long and short term memory are seriously affected. Sleep deprivation has also been related to grave health problems like cancer, diabetes and obesity.

Getting enough sleep is of vital importance for your health. Find the cause of your insomnia and fix it. This 100 % natural tea is an excellent solutions for sleep disorders. Try it!

Source: www.dietoflife.com

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