Do you have difficulty sleeping at night? Most people at some point in their lives will experience insomnia. Most of us live stressful lives, as a result we can have issue falling asleep and staying asleep. Due to this you feel exhausted through the day. There are also other factor to consider such as electromagnetic frequencies generated by various electronic devices such as computers and cell phones. Bright lights can also effect the nervous system and interfere with sleep hormones, which can have a direct impact on sleep quality. Based on this it’s no wonder we struggle with sleep deprivation.
The quick and easy solution for most is a sedative in the form of sleeping pills, but is this quick fix isn't the ideal solution. Short-term you may experience the desired result, long term us can cause various problems for the health of your body and effect your ability to fall asleep unaided.
Side effects of sleeping pills include; dizziness, constipation, stomach pain, difficulty focusing, memory problems and central nervous system damage.
Sleep is extremely important, and there’s no arguing that. When you are deprived of sleep, you lose out on what your body can do to function optimally. Your cognitive thinking skills are impaired, your motor skills decline, your energy drops, and you’re at even more risk for diseases and health conditions such as obesity, diabetes and cancer.
You need a full night’s sleep (8 hours is the recommended amount for adults). this is essential for mental and physical heath. Sleep deprivation can heighten the risk of various health conditions such as diabetes and cancer. This natural banana tea remedy is a great alternative to sleeping pills. It con do wonders for you, but how does it work?
Bananas are abundant in potassium and magnesium, but a lesser known fact is the peel is too, more so than the banana itself. Although the peel is often discarded.
With this simple recipe, you can achieve all the amazing health benefits of potassium and magnesium. these elements are essentially for a healthy nervous system and also act as muscle relaxants. This is ideal for those who suffer with cramps, as well as the muscular pain.
Magnesium deficiency in linked to stress too. Magnesium allows your body to cope with stress, this aids relaxation and the ability to fall asleep.
Cinnamon and/or stevia are addition(s) to the mix as great. this is due to it being one of the best natural ways to balance blood sugar levels. With a balanced blood sugar levels your hormones work better, this results in improved sleep. Being wide awake and night yet exhausted in the day could be a sign of an unbalanced blood sugar level.
For those who haven’t heard of stevia, it’s a natural sweetener derived from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana. Many consider this the best alternative to sugar as it contains virtually no calories.
Enough facts, here’s how to make it!
◦ 1 organic banana, with peel
◦ 12oz (355ml) of water
◦ Cinnamon and/or stevia to taste (optional)
Step 1: Remove the ends of the banana as pictured below.
Step 2: Bring you water to boiling point, then add the banana.
Allow to boil for 10 minutest, then remove from heat. This is where you can add your cinnamon and/or stevia to the tea.
Step 3: Allow to cool slightly and enjoy! More cinnamon and/or stevia can be added to taste.
Wait, what about the banana! You can eat that too with a little sprinkling of well I'm sure you've gather by now! Although this is better eaten the next day as eating before sleep can cause disruption.
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