Difficulty Sleeping ? This Banana Tea Recipe Works Wonders There are nights when one cannot get to sleep. While
everyone experiences occasional restless nights, if you
regularly find it hard to get back to sleep within
15 to 20 minutes, or if you wake up more than two to
three times per night, your lack of sleep can disrupt your
daily life, so it is worth addressing. While there are a
number of natural remedies and herbs to help put you to
sleep, here's another remedy you can try - in fact,
it is highly recommended.
Banana Tea for Deep Sleep This organic, banana-infused sleep remedy works wonders
and it tastes great too. But, how does it work? Bananas,
the peels in particular, are loaded with potassium and
magnesium - two vital nutrients that will help you sleep
better. While magnesium will help prevent sleep disturbances,
both nutrients work together to help relax the muscles.
Note: It is also important to use organic bananas,
because they are free of harmful pesticides.
As this recipe requires you to heat the boiled peel,
non-organic bananas should be avoided.
Here's how: Prepare in under 10 minutes and enjoy
every night before bed: Ingredients 1 organic banana 1 small pot of water Dash of cinnamon (optional) Directions 1. Cut both ends off the banana, then place it, peel
and all, into boiling water. Let the banana cook for
around 10 minutes.
2. Use a colander to pour the banana water into a mug.
If you like, you may sprinkle some cinnamon at this point.
Drink the tea one hour before bed time.
3. The left over banana is pretty tasty too. Serve
it on a plate and dig in - skin included.
The texture is soft, gooey and very enjoyable.
How Sleep Deprivation Affects Your Body When your body doesn't get enough sleep it suffers.
A lack of sleep affects your mood and your short
term memory. Processing simple things can become
challenging and it also affects your emotional response.
A lack of sleep has also been linked to serious
health conditions. Why Sleeping Pills are Not a Safe Alternative Almost half of Americans suffer from insomnia or
inadequate sleep. Yet, while it may be tempting to
resort to sleeping pills, they cannot address the
root of the problem. Rather, sleeping pills provide
a short term fix. Furthermore, those frequently
prescribed Benzodiazepines, like Xanax and Valium,
which are used to treat anxiety disorders by increasing
drowsiness can, unfortunately, be worryingly addictive
too. In addition, Barbiturates suppress the central
nervous system and act very much like anaesthetics
As with all drugs, there's a list of side effects that
accompany sleeping pills. Besides being addictive, they
can cause constipation, dizziness, a tendency to lose
focus and memory, stomach pain, weakness, uncontrollable
shaking and parasombias (doing things without realizing).