Due to the stressors of the modern times we are living in, having a good night’s sleep has become a luxury. Not only problems with falling asleep, but also troubles related to staying asleep and waking up rested. Besides the stress, electromagnetic frequencies from cell phones, computers, and other gadgets play a crucial role in the sleep deprivation.
Additionally, bright lights can also affect the nervous system and sleep hormones, resulting in poor quality of sleep. Usually, when people are unable to fall asleep, they reach for a sleeping pill. However, the question which arises is how healthy is this option? It does work short-term, but in the long term, the body’s health and natural abilities are in danger.
Sleeping pills come with a lot of side effects like constipation, stomach ache, dizziness, difficulty focusing, memory problems, and damages to the central nervous system. When a person is deprived of sleep, the body cannot function properly. Hence, the cognitive skills are impaired, the motor skills decline, while your energy levels lower and your risk of obesity, diabetes, and cancer increases.
Eight hours of sleep are important in order to feel and function better, and prevent possible diseases. Luckily, there is a natural remedy without any side effects which can help you fall asleep like a baby!
This natural remedy is banana and cinnamon tea. The banana peel contains more potassium and magnesium than the banana itself. Magnesium is a crucial mineral that relaxes the muscles and reduces cramping and other aches.
When a person is stressed, there is a lack of magnesium in the body. Magnesium is very important in stress management, allowing you to relax and fall asleep easily. Additionally, cinnamon is excellent because it can balance the blood sugar levels. In this way, the hormones function better and you can have a good night’s sleep. When the blood sugar levels are off, you could be tired during the day and energetic at night.
1 organic banana together with the peel
1 pot of water
A bit of cinnamon
Cut off both ends of the banana and then put the banana in the pot with boiling water. Boil it for 10 minutes and sprinkle some cinnamon. You can also add some Stevia as it can help you balance the blood sugar levels. At the end, if you wish to, add more cinnamon.
Another option is to peel and eat a boiled banana with some cinnamon sprinkled on it, the next day, as you don’t want to consume food before bedtime.