Forty-five percent of Americans say that poor or insufficient sleep affected their daily activities at least once in the past seven days, according to the National Sleep Foundation’s inaugural Sleep Health Index™. – The National Sleep Foundation
Irregular sleeping patterns or even insomnia can stem from several different things like depression, stress and anxiety. Almost every night, I would get into bed and my mind would be racing. Whether I was thinking about work, family, or simply the things I needed to get done the next day, I just couldn’t allow myself to relax. If your mind is active, chances are you won’t fall asleep.
Medicines of all kinds make claims to help you sleep, but what are the side effects that could do more harm than helping you sleep? The only side effect of this recipe is it helps you get to sleep and stay asleep deeply for hours.
#1 Stress relief and bananas
Bananas contain significant amounts of magnesium and potassium – two very important minerals for promoting sleep. Here’s why: together, they are terrific as a natural muscle relaxer. When our bodies are relaxed, for obvious reasons, it is much easier to fall asleep. Magnesium and potassium also have a sedative effect on the brain, which makes it easier to sleep.
In addition, bananas have been linked to a host of potential health benefits. These include lowering blood pressure and decreasing the risk of developing asthma and certain types of cancer, as well as keeping the heart healthy. Bananas have also been shown to improve memory and even boost mood. At the end of the day, snacking on a banana in the evening is a win-win situation.
#2 The soothing flavor of cinnamon
innamon is one of the healthiest spices of which we know. A study published in The Journal of Nutrition showed that cinnamon could lower blood sugar in people with diabetes, help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and counteract the negative effects of a fattening meals. In addition, cinnamon may be used to treat muscle spasms and infections, as well as to keep away the common cold.
For those having trouble sleeping at night, cinnamon will act as a warming tonic. It will help your body relax and alleviate your stress. At the same time, it will take care of your body’s digestion and help you achieve a restful, uninterrupted sleep.
1 Organic banana
1 Small pot of water
Dash of cinnamon
Step 1: Cut off the top and bottom ends of the unpeeled banana
Step 2: Put the unpeeled banana into the small pot of bowling water (purified water is preferable)
Step 3: Boil the unpeeled banana for approximately 10 minutes
Step 4: Add the teaspoon of cinnamon into the pot
Step 5: Strain the water and pour into a mug
For the best results (and the best sleep!) drink at least an hour before bedtime.
If you’re worried about being wasteful, you’ve clearly never had a boiled banana before! After the banana has been boiled, sprinkle some cinnamon over it. Eating the warm, gooey fruit and its peel along with the tea will increase its soothing effects… Not to mention it makes a yummy dessert!
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