Everyone has the restless nights of tossing and turning, staring at the ceiling, unable to get more than couple hours of shuteye. Irregular sleeping patterns or even insomnia can stem from several different things like depression, stress and anxiety.
Certain medications can also cause insomnia. Pain medications, antihistamines, and heart and blood pressure medicines are among the many that contribute to sleep loss. Some medications may actually make you drowsy at first, but they can also trigger frequent bathroom trips or anxiety which can further disturb your rest.
This organic, banana-infused sleep remedy works wonders and it tastes great too. How does it work? Bananas, especially the peels, are loaded with potassium and magnesium. While magnesium helps prevent sleep disturbances, both magnesium and potassium work together to help relax muscles. In fact, magnesium is the most powerful relaxation mineral known to man!
- 1 organic banana
- 1 small pot of water
- a dash of cinnamon (optional)
All you need to do is cut off both ends of the banana and place it, peel and all, into boiling water. Boil it for around 10 minutes. Using a colander, pour the water into a mug. If you’re feeling adventurous, sprinkle the cinnamon into the tea. Drink it one hour before bed time.
If you’re worried about being wasteful, you’ve clearly never had a boiled banana before! After the banana has been boiled, sprinkle some cinnamon over it. Eating the warm, gooey fruit and its peel along with the tea will increase its soothing effects, and it makes a yummy dessert.