“I’ve always envied people who sleep easily. Their brains must be cleaner, the floorboards of the skull well swept,
all the little monsters closed up in a steamer trunk at the foot of the bed.”
― David Benioff, City of Thieves
Sometimes we all have those restless nights of tossing and turning, where counting sheep does not quite seem to cut it, or even those nights where you only get a few hours and lie awake staring at the ceiling. We all know how a lack of a good night’s shuteye affects us poorly, making the day ahead of an uphill battle with low energy levels and declined motor skills to mention a few. Scientist has also proven how a lack of sleep is linked to health problems like diabetes and obesity.
There are a few alternatives to help with insomnia, but when you start weighing up the side effects of taking prescription medication, you can’t help thinking that staring at the ceiling is maybe not so bad after all. Insomnia can be caused by several reasons such as an unhealthy diet, mineral deficiencies, anxiety and stress, emotional trauma, and your lifestyle. There are natural ways of overcoming sleeplessness that includes spending more time in nature and less on your computer and mobile. Studies have shown that staring at a screen before bedtime, whether it gives off blue light or not keeps you awake longer. Bright light signals the brain to stay awake and alert, and when you gaze at your phone, you get a direct dose. If possible, it’s best to avoid any screen for at least an hour before bedtime.
If you are more into the holistic approach that has absolutely no side effects. Then read on, it’s likely that you already have all the needed ingredients in your kitchen.
By whipping up this organic banana- infused tea you will say goodbye to those sleepless nights in no time. Now you may ask how a banana can cure my insomnia? The answer to that does not lie so much in the banana but the minerals that the bananas contain. Its proven that magnesium aids in the prevention of sleep disturbances. Bananas are loaded not only with magnesium but with potassium as well. Both minerals are known for working together as a muscle relaxant. For this recipe you will need 100% organic bananas, non-organic bananas are loaded with harmful pesticides, and since you need to eat the boiled peel, it must not contain any chemicals. This tea needs to be taken each night before you go to bed and only takes 10 min to make.
Take a moment before you drink your tea to set the intention to be open to its nourishing and calming abilities. So that it will aid you in a tranquil nights sleep, and that you will wake up feeling rejuvenated glowing refreshed and energized.
One organic banana
One small pot of water
a dash of cinnamon (optional)
Cut the ends of the banana off and place it in a pot of boiling water do not peel the banana. Boil for 10 minutes. By using a colander, pour the water into a mug. Add cinnamon to taste if you wish. It’s best to drink the tea at least one hour before bedtime. It is also advised to eat the banana with the peel as it will enhance the effects of the tea plus it is a tasty dessert if you add some honey and a few almonds.
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