Nearly all of us have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep and wake up feeling rested. Nowadays, all of us have to deal with stressors of various types and this combined with the electromagnetic frequencies from computers, cell phones, and similar electronics, keep us awake all night. Our sleep quality can also be influenced by bright lights and similar internal and external factors. The easiest solution to this problem is taking a sleeping pill, but this may be a great short-term solution, but on the long terms, it can actually impede with the health and the natural abilities of the body.
There are a number of known side effects of sleeping pills like constipation, dizziness, difficulty focusing, and stomach pain, damage to the central nervous system and memory problems.
Sleep is very important, and that is a fact. If the body id deprived of sleep, it stops functioning properly. The cognitive thinking skills are weaken, the motor skills drop, and the risk of developing certain diseases like cancer, diabetes and obesity increases.
By getting eight hours of sleep every night you are going to feel better, function better and you’ll be able to prevent diseases. The big question is, how to do that without taking sleeping pills. The answer to this is banana cinnamon tea.
Bananas are high in magnesium and potassium, however, the peel of the banana is even richer source of magnesium and potassium than the banana itself. Nevertheless, we usually throw the peel away.
With the help of this easy recipe, you are going to get the benefits of the magnesium and potassium from the banana peel. These minerals are excellent for relaxing the muscles and also they are beneficial for the nervous system. Actually, magnesium is crucial for muscle relaxation and it is able to soothe muscle crumps as well as other pains and aches.
Magnesium is the first mineral which is reduced when the body is stressed. Magnesium is necessary so that you are able to cope with stress, relax and fall fast asleep.
Cinnamon is one of the top ways of balancing blood sugar levels. If the blood sugar levels are well balanced, then the hormones work in a way that allows for a proper sleep. If the blood sugar levels are off balance, you may feel energized at night, but weary during the day.
The recipe for banana and cinnamon tea:
- Organic banana-1 (with peel)
- A dash of cinnamon (optional)
- Water-small pot
- Cut off both banana ends as presented on the picture.
- Place the banana in the pot of water. Spring or purified water is better. Boil it for around 10 minutes. Splash some cinnamon if you like. You can also sweeten it with stevia. Stevia is great for balancing blood sugar levels.
- If you want, you can add extra cinnamon.
Alternatively, you can eat the boiled banana the next day. Just sprinkle some cinnamon and enjoy.
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