Everyone has dealt with sleepless nights in their life. Irregular sleeping patterns or even insomnia can come from several different reasons like depression, stress and anxiety. Also there are some medications that can cause insomnia.
Pain medications, antihistamines and heart and blood pressure medicines are some of the medications that contribute to sleep loss.
If you are having problem with sleeping or dealing with insomnia you should try drinking banana tea as a remedy.
Banana tea is effective sleep remedy because bananas, especially the peels are rich with potassium and magnesium. Both magnesium and potassium work together to help relax muscles. Magnesium also helps prevent sleep disturbances.
To prepare this tea you will need:
• 1 organic banana (this recipe calls for 100% organic bananas)
• 1 small pot of water
• A dash of cinnamon (optional)
Cut off both ends of the banana and place it into the boiling water with the peel on. Boil it for around 10 minutes. Using a colander, pour the water into a mug. You can sprinkle some cinnamon in the tea for flavor. Drink this tea 1 our before bed time. You can also sprinkle some cinnamon on the banana and eat this warm, gooey fruit and its peel along with the tea to increase its soothing effects.
This all natural remedy is much better than using sleeping pills. The majority of sleeping pills are a specific type of drug that induces and maintains sleep. They’re classified as something called sedative hypnotics. Among other sedative hypnotic drugs are benzodiazepines and barbiturates. Benzodiazepines—like Xanax and Valium—can be addictive and are used to treat anxiety disorders by increasing drowsiness. Barbiturates depress the central nervous system are used as anesthetics and sedatives.
Not only that most of these sleeping pills are habit-forming, they also cause some other side-effects such as: constipation, dizziness, difficulty focusing and remembering, stomach pain, weakness, uncontrollable shaking, slowing down the breathing rhythm and parasomnias (doing things without realizing it).
In conclusion, Sleeping is very important. When your body doesn’t get enough rest, generally less than eight hours, it suffers. Cognitive function your long and short-term memory is seriously affected. Processing even the simplest things seems challenging and your emotional responses to things become totally skewed. The scariest part is that sleep deprivation has been linked to serious health problems including obesity, diabetes and cancer. It’s important to figure out why you’re not sleeping the way you used to and work on fixing it.