Not being able to sleep is not only frustrating, but it can lead to a lot of health complications. When your body’s sleep cycle is thrown out of whack or isn’t regular, you can develop unhealthy cravings, high stress levels, or anxiety. What if there was a natural remedy, though, that could help you sleep like a log every night? Well, the good news is that we have the recipe for that natural remedy.
A lot of people don’t know this, but pain medications, antihistamines, and other medicines can contribute to poor sleep patterns. While some medications might make you drowsy and induce sleep, the after effects can cause frequent bathroom trips or prolonged anxiety, both of which disrupt sleep. Sleeping pills don’t fix your sleep patterns, either! In fact, sleeping pills can be extremely taxing on your central nervous system.
Sleep helps the body naturally rejuvenate. A healthy sleep pattern can strengthen your immune system, improve motor skills, increase your energy levels, and improve cognitive function. For these benefits, it is best to get about seven or eight hours of sleep every night.
To help restore a healthy sleeping pattern, you need this incredible banana cinnamon tea. Bananas are rich in magnesium, which helps to provide natural relaxation. Magnesium also helps to reduce muscle cramps and benefits the nervous system. Cinnamon helps to regulate blood sugar levels, which support healthy hormonal function, and that leads to better sleep. A hormonal imbalance can cause fatigue during the day with an energetic boost later at night, which inhibits you from falling asleep. Combining the health properties of cinnamon and banana can contribute to healthy sleep!
Ingredients For Tea:
- One unpeeled banana
- A dash of cinnamon
- Small pot of water
- Start boiling a small pot of water (roughly 4-6 cups) and cut off both ends of the banana. Once the water is boiling, add the banana to the pot and boil for about 10 minutes.
- Remove the pot from the heat and add a dash of cinnamon. Strain the water into a several glass jars and drink 1 cup of this tea before bed. You can sweeten this with stevia, if needed.
- The next day, you can eat the boiled banana with a little cinnamon, but it is important not to eat it, or any food before bed.