Our overall health depends on our good night sleep. Sleep can determine the quality of life, as it can help in protecting your mental and physical health. It also supports proper brain function, keeps physical health and supports growth and development in children and teens. Furthermore, it balances the appetites and reduces the feelings of hunger.
On the other hand, lack of sleep can be detrimental to our health. It can interfere with our thinking, learning and reacting skills. Sleep deficiency can seriously affect the brain’s ability to function and can lead to chronic health issues.
Here comes our solution to your problem, and it is called – banana-cinnamon drink. All you have to do is consume a glass of this drink an hour before you go to sleep and it will help solve any sleep disorders.
Bananas can be very helpful in the fight against insomnia due to the amino-acid contained in them known as tryptophan. This substance helps raise serotonin levels, which in turn help regulate appetite and sleep. In addition, it will also raise your good mood levels. The minerals contained in this fruit such as iron, calcium and potassium will also induce quality sleep.
This incredible spice owes its healing properties to its ethereal oils, such as eugenol, a member of the phenylpropanoids class of chemical compounds, which gives the spice its pleasant, sweet and aromatic scent.
Cinnamon is also a good source of vitamin A, niacin, pantothenic acid and pyridoxine. This spice is the perfect ingredient to add to this healing tea. It will give this tea a pleasant taste and thereby help your body relax.
BANANA-CINNAMON DRINK RECIPE
– 1 banana (unpeeled)
– ½ tbsp of cinnamon
– 1 liter of water
Find a small pot and boil the water. After that cut the banana’s ends and add it into the boiling water. Boil the mixture for 10 minutes. Strain the mixture in a tea cup. For better taste add a pinch of cinnamon.
This beverage should be consumed an hour before going to bed.
You must be wondering whether you should leave the banana peel on. Well, in the original recipe the banana fruit is used together with its peel. However, due to caution (various fungicides and pesticides may be contained in it), it is best to treat the previously well washed banana peel with salt solution, baking soda or acid.
If you still object to using the banana peel, you can simply remove it and use only the fruit.
Provided that you have constant sleep issues during night, this condition may also indicate that there are other underlying, serious health issues going on in your body. Your sleep deficiency can be caused by various reasons like: mineral deficiencies, consumption of unhealthy food, anxiety, or low quality lifestyle.
But if you still continue to have problems with sleeping than you may have some serious problems as: anxiety, unhealthy diet, mineral deficiencies and your life style. Some sleeping pills may help sometimes but they will not solve the actual problem. That is why you should try to eat healthy food, reduce anxiety, exercise more and try different techniques which will help your brain and body to relax.