There have been many sleepless nights where we have been staring at the ceiling and cannot fall asleep. That is the time when our minds race and the next thing you know the sun starts peeking through the window. A lot of people try everything to fall asleep and due to those poor sleeping patterns they succumbed to taking sleeping pills. Luckily, there is no need to do that. You can instead turn to nature as we have this amazing recipe which will help you improve this cycle completely.
Stress, depression, and anxiety are the cause of the irregular sleeping patterns as well as insomnia. If your mind is active and you keep thinking about things, then you will not fall asleep. There are some medications that can cause insomnia and those include antihistamines, heart and blood pressure meds, and many more. They may trigger frequent trips to the bathroom or anxiety that can disturb your rest. Also, you may be addicted to your phone.
This is an organic banana-infused sleep remedy which can help you fall asleep easily. The peels are high in potassium and magnesium. The latter assists in preventing sleep disturbances, and along with potassium they work to relax the muscles. Make sure you use organic bananas as those that are not organic are high in pesticides.
- 1 organic banana;
- A dash of cinnamon (optional);
- 1 small pot of water.
How to prepare it: cut both of the ends of the banana and place it along with the peel in a pot with boiling water. Let it boil for 10 minutes. Then pour the water into a mug with the use of colander. You may add some cinnamon. Drink it 1 hour before going to sleep. You can eat the fruit and its peel along with the tea to boost the soothing effects.
Why the sleeping pills are bad
They cannot help you long-term, but only provide a short-term fix. Most of them are a specific drug type which induce and maintain sleep. They are classified as sedative hypnotics. Such drugs are benzodiazepines (Xanax and Valium) and barbiturates. The first can be addictive and used in treating anxiety disorders by increasing drowsiness. The latter depress the central nervous system and are used as anesthetics and sedatives. They may also cause side effects like:
- Difficulty focusing and remembering;
- Uncontrollable shaking;
- Stomach pain;
- Slow down breathing rhythm (it can be dangerous or even fatal if you suffer from lung diseases like COPD and asthma).