We’ve all experienced sleepless nights of constant turning and tossing, staring at the ceiling and asking ourselves why is it that we can’t fall asleep. It has been shown for a fact that the more you think about not being able to fall asleep, the more your mind is racing and by the time you snap out of your deep thoughts – the sun is peeking through your window.
If you’ve found yourself in the paragraph below, then we have the thing just for you. We’ve dug up a delicious tea recipe that will improve your sleep cycle and put an end to the bad sleeping patterns.
Our fast pacing lifestyles have a way of causing us anxiety, stress and depression – things that can all cause insomnia as well as irregular sleeping patterns. The constant thoughts of work, responsibilities and problems keep flying and racing through our minds, making us feel more anxious then we should and therefore causing us stress when we should feel most relaxed.
But that is not all – even specific medications can cause insomnia.
Pain-killer medications, blood pressure and heart medicines as well as antihistamines can all contribute to sleep loss as a result of inducing anxiety and frequent trips to the bathroom.
Although there are just a few reasons of why your sleep is disrupted, there are many ways of improving your sleep cycle and pattern.
- Banana Tea
Banana tea is prepared quickly and easy and all you’re going to need is a few ingredients you’re your kitchen. This organic banana sleep reedy will work miracles for you but at the same time amaze you with its delicious taste.
The reason this drinks works so well is because both magnesium and potassium are present in bananas. Magnesium prevents sleep disturbances and potassium helps relax the muscles. Therefore a combination of these two is the ultimate relax-medicine.
This tea takes around 10 minutes to prepare and it is recommended to be drank before going to bed.
Ingredients you’re going to need:
- 1 organic banana
- 1 small pot of water
- Dash of cinnamon
Start off by peeling the banana, then cut off both ends and place it into the pot of boiling water. Let the banana boil for 10 minutes and afterwards, using a colander, pour the water into a mug. All you have to do now is sprinkle some cinnamon and you’re good to go!
You can also eat the banana after you’ve strained the water. This will only increase the soothing effects of the banana. Plus it is extremely delicious.
Why Avoid Sleeping Pills
Almost half of the American population that suffers from insomnia and poor sleep quality have turned to sleeping pills as the quickest solution for their problem. However they don’t know that sleeping pills provide only a short-term fix of the problem and come with many side-effects.
Most sleeping pills have a specific drug that induces and maintains sleep – these drugs are called sedative hypnotics. The most concerning thing about these drugs is the fact that they can easily become addictive and when used to treat anxiety, they can cause drowsiness. They depress the central nervous system.
Down below we have a list of few side-effects that come with the commercial sleeping pills.
- Stomach pain
- Uncontrollable shaking
- Difficulty remembering and focusing
That’s not all! Sleeping pills have been shown to cause problems in your breathing rhythm by slowing it down meaning that if you’re suffering from asthma or a lung disease, these medications can be fatal for you.
How and Why Sleep Deprivation Affects The Body
It is a well-known fact that sleeping less than 8 hours a night is bad for the body and can have many fatal consequences. When your body is deprived of its necessary 8 hours of sleep, the cognitive function responsible for your long and short term memory is seriously affected leaving you with zero concentration.
Even processing the simplest tasks can be a bit challenging. But that is not all! Your emotional responses go all over the place and you have zero control, you feel irritated and tired.
But perhaps the scariest part of all is that sleep deprivation has been directly linked to more serious health issues such as diabetes, obesity and cancer.
It is extremely important that you pin down the problem of why you’re not getting enough sleep and start looking for a solution for the problem. Never be ashamed to ask for a professional help since such a little problem can have humongous consequences. Drink the tea, and stay safe!