Many people in the world have sleeping problems. With the stressors in our modern environment, it can become difficult to fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up feeling rested. Stress and electromagnetic frequencies from cell phones, computers, and other electronics play a role. Bright lights and so many other factors can effect our nervous system and sleep hormones, which ultimately influence our quality of sleep.
Not getting a good night’s sleep can seriously damage our body system and stop it from functioning normally. One of the consequences is getting insomnia, which is basically the result of great stress or anxiety, or deep depression issues we are probably unaware of. Having insomnia keeps you awake and active, so your mind keeps itself busy and thinks about the next day, about work, relationships and many other things.
Not only do internal factors, such as depression, stress or anxiety distort your sleeping routine, but external factors also have a big influence as well. Some people have a serious dependence on medications such as sleeping pills or chronic pain medications for blood pressure or heart problems.
You need a full night’s sleep. You’ll feel better, function better and prevent disease by getting, at least, eight hours of sleep each night. You do not want the side effects that sleeping pills offer, so what can you do? Enter banana cinnamon tea.
Bananas are rich in potassium and magnesium, but what most people do not know is that the banana peel has, even more, potassium and magnesium than the banana itself, and it is often thrown away as trash. Not anymore!
Knowing this, we can also add the benefits of consuming potassium and magnesium from the banana peel. Research has shown that these elements make wonders to the nervous system as well as the muscles.
Magnesium is an old mineral used as a remedy for relieving muscles’ pain and cramps and it boosts relaxation. What happens when people don’t get enough sleep is reducing magnesium in the body, which then triggers stress hormones and anxiety.
Apart from the distinct smell and taste, cinnamon helps you with putting your blood sugar level in balance. This allows for hormonal balance and better sleep at night because of the energy balance. People with distorted blood sugar levels often feel tired throughout the day, while having problems sleeping at night.
Here’s the recipe:
1 organic banana (with peel)
1 small pot of water
A sprinkle of cinnamon (if you’d like)
Step 1: Cut the ends of the organic banana and throw them away as shown below:
Step 2: Put it into the pot with boiling water. Boil the mixture for 10 minutes. Sprinkle the cinnamon on the tea if you want.If you’d like to add some stevia for sweetening, do so. Stevia helps to balance blood sugar levels, and will not spike blood sugar levels before bed.
Step 3: Add more cinnamon if desired and enjoy!
You can eat the boiled banana too – just sprinkle some cinnamon on it, and eat the warm fruit for a nice, healthy treat before going to bed.