Insomnia is a sleeping disorder which can be caused by different things- depression, anxiety or stress are the usual ones. Some medications like pain, blood pressure and heart medications as well as antihistamines can be a possible cause. Certain medications will make you sleepy at first, but after a short time they will provoke anxiety and the need to urinate, so you won`t be able to have a proper quality sleep. Or it may be that you can`t stop staring at your phone even after you go to bed!
Whatever the reason for insomnia is, there is a natural remedy which can help, and also tastes delicious. Bananas, especially their peels, are very rich in magnesium and potassium- both minerals help relax muscles, and magnesium prevents sleep disturbance as well. But they need to be organic because the non-organic ones are full of pesticides and chemical toxins, which will be released in the remedy once the banana is boiled.
For this recipe you will need:
- 1 banana (organic)
- Just a dash of cinnamon (this ingredient is optional)
- 1 small pot of water
- Cut off both ends and put the banana, with the peel, in boiling water. After 10 minutes of cooking, pour the banana water in a mug, using strainer. For better taste and effect, put some cinnamon in the liquid and drink it 1 hour before going to bed. Don`t throw away the boiled banana, you can eat it with the tea for better effects, or add it to your oatmeal in the morning, it will make a delicious breakfast!