Most people have experienced restless night without any sleep. Luckily, this tea can improve you sleeping patterns. It can even cure your sleeping problems completely.
Anxiety, stress, depression and similar problems can often cause irregular sleeping patterns or insomnia. You may start thinking about things you have to do the following day, your family or work, and you will not be able to relax and fall asleep.
Insomnia can also be caused by some medications. Sleep loss can be caused by taking these medications: blood pressure medicines, pain medications, heart medicines and antihistamines. Although some of these medications make you drowsy in the beginning, they can also cause anxiety and frequent need to go to the bathroom, so you will not be able to rest, relax and fall asleep.
You certainly need to change something if you are sleep deprived because of anxiety, stress, depression, taking the above mentioned medications or being on your mobile phone when you need to sleep.
Banana and cinnamon tea
You can prepare the banana and cinnamon tea quickly by using some ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen cabinets and fridge. The recipe for this tea based on bananas is extremely delicious and effective against any sleeping problem. This tea is effective since bananas are full of magnesium and potassium. Magnesium protects you from all sleep disturbances and magnesium and potassium together relax your muscles. You should know that magnesium is the best mineral that you can consume if you need to relax. For this recipe you must use organic bananas. Non-organic bananas are full of dangerous pesticides and for this recipe you need to eat the boiled peel of the banana. So, the bananas must contain no chemicals that can endanger your health.
The preparation of this tea takes only 10 minutes. You can enjoy this delicious tea every night before going to bed.
• 1 banana
• A bit of cinnamon – optional
• 1 pot of water
Cut the banana’s ends and put it, together with the peel, into the pot with boiling water. Boil for 10 minutes. Strain the tea in a mug when it is boiled. If you want, add some cinnamon to your tea. Drink this miraculous tea 60 minutes before going to bed.
Don’t worry about feeling wasteful after drinking the tea. You can also eat the banana, together with the tea. Just sprinkle cinnamon over it and you will increase the soothing effect of this fruit. Moreover, eating the gooey fruit together with the peel is also an excellent and delicious dessert.
The negative sides of sleeping pills
Nowadays, many people in America are suffering from irregular sleep patterns and insomnia, so in desperation for a solution they reach for sleeping pills. However, it is a fact that sleeping pills are not a long-term solution. They will only fix the sleeping problems for a short time.
Most sleeping pills are drugs used to induce and maintain sleep. These pills are classified as sedative hypnotics. Barbiturates and benzodiazepines are among the other sedative hypnotics. The barbiturates are used as sedatives and anesthetics and they affect the central nervous system. Benzodiazepines are used in the treatment of anxiety disorders. They increase drowsiness and can be addictive. Valium and Xanax are some of the well-known benzodiazepines.
Sleeping pills, as all other medications, pose many side effects. These drugs can cause addiction as well as the following side effects:
• Memory and focus difficulties
• Shaking that cannot be controlled
• Pain in the stomach
• Parasomnias or doing something unknowingly
Sleeping pills can lighten and slow down the breathing rhythm as well. So, these medications are especially dangerous and they can be even fatal if you are suffering from lung diseases such as asthma or COPD.
Sleep deprivation and its effects on your body
Your body can be negatively affected if you sleep less than 8 hours. Your short-term and long-term memories are dangerously affected as well as other cognitive functions from less than 8 hours of sleep.
Your focus, processing and emotional responses are seriously affected when you are sleep deprived. Moreover, sleep deprivation has also been connected to several dangerous health issues such as cancer, diabetes and obesity.
If your sleeping patterns are negatively affected try to change something. The banana tea may be the right solution for your sleeping problems.
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