Sleeplessness is a problem that plagues millions of people all over the world and it is one of the worst problems that a lot of us have to deal with. Not getting enough sleep has bad effects both in long-term as well as short-term. If we talk about the short-term effects, not sleeping enough will you make you crabby and will affect your productivity greatly but if you manage to make it up by completing your sleep the next night, chances are that you are going to be okay.
Let us now talk about the long-term effects of a damaged sleep cycle and just not getting enough sleep as a whole. When your brain does not get enough rest, you may develop long-term mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression. Inadequate rest also results in a greatly reduced attention span and as one can imagine, that really serves a huge blow to a person’s productivity and potential. You should ideally get at least 8 hours of sleep on a regular basis.
The general solutions for these issues are over-the-counter sleeping pills, but prolonged use can have disastrous effects on one’s health. An addiction could land one in a world of endless trouble and what’s worse is that these pills can also affect one’s immunity and that is a picture I do not need to paint.
If all of that has you concerned and worried, allow me to be of assistance to you in this trying time. If you are trying to get a full night’s sleep without the pills, consider consuming banana tea. I understand that one might have their reservations about a banana being able to help with a sleep issue, but there is a scientific reason behind this. Bananas are rich in potassium as well as magnesium, both of which help us relax our muscles and fall asleep. The peel of the banana is also loaded in these minerals. A word of warning though: when you buy your bananas to make your tea, do not forget to make sure that the ones you buy are free of chemicals and have been grown organically. The ones that have matured with the help of chemicals will not help you and will also have an adverse effect on your health. If a good night’s sleep is what you are looking for, organic is the only way to go for you.
How to prepare your tea
- There is not a lot that you need to prepare this tea. The necessary ingredients are a banana, a pinch of cinnamon, and water.
- You need to start with bringing your water to a boil, just as you would do when you make normal tea.
- The next step is to cut up your banana and boil it with your water for about ten to fifteen minutes.
- Once that is done, separate the water, pour the tea in a cup and add a bit of cinnamon.
- Avoid sugar to keep away from a glucose rush. But you can add honey if you want some flavor.
Enjoy your tea an hour before bedtime.
Protip: freeze your boiled banana for a tasty dessert later!