It cannot be stressed enough how important a good night’s sleep is to your health. Lack of sleep at night puts your body at high risk of fatigue, illness, mood swings, high blood pressure, and reduced energy levels. By enabling our bodies to get a good night’s sleep, we are giving our mind enough time to recover from your everyday activities.
Not only does this protect your mental and physical health, it also supports proper brain function, growth and development in children and adolescents. This is also the time when your body can work to restore and rejuvenate your various systems.
Also, if you deprive your body of sleep for an extended period of time, you expose it to serious health threats, as chronic lack of sleep can affect your ability to react, think, work, learn, and communicate. This problem is much bigger than it seems and many people suffer from it for various reasons. According to the Institute of Medicine in America, more than 50 million Americans have some form of chronic sleep deprivation or poor sleep.
If you are one of them we have a perfect tasteful smooothie. Consume it an hour before bed and it may give you the solution you need to solve your sleeping problems. It’s made from bananas and cinnamon, both of which are extremely beneficial to health. Cinnamon is high in essential oils, while bananas are a great source of potassium and magnesium.
1 raw banana
½ tablespoon of cinnamon
1 liter of water
Pour the water into a small saucepan and bring it to a boil. Cut off the ends of the banana and add them to the boiling water. Leave on for 10 minutes. Pour water through a sieve and into a cup. Add the cinnamon to taste.
Consume this smoothie about an hour before bed.
Quite often, your poor sleep is an indication of mineral deficiency, and while there are some medications that can help you, it is always much better to find a natural solution to your problems. This drink is made from bananas and cinnamon and perfectly meets this criterion.
We mentioned earlier that bananas are a fantastic source of potassium and magnesium. The role that these two elements play in improving your sleep has been scientifically proven by various studies. They help your body reverse the negative effects of cortisol excessive stress on our systems. In addition, bananas provide our bodies with potassium, iron and calcium, which also help with insomnia.
Bananas are also rich in amino acids known as tryptophan. They help increase serotonin levels, which regulate your sleep pattern, improve your mood, and control your appetite.
Cinnamon, on the other hand, contains eugenol and phenylpropanoids. These two essential oils are the chemical compounds behind the sweet and aromatic scent of cinnamon. They are also known to improve blood circulation and digestion, thereby eliminating two possible causes of poor sleep. In addition to enhancing the taste of the drink, you provide it with another perfect ingredient for healthy rest.
However, if this recipe doesn’t give you the results you want and you continue to have trouble sleeping, your problems may have deeper roots, such as anxiety, unhealthy diets, mineral deficiencies, and hectic lifestyle. You can try various short term solutions, but the real approach would be to solve the problem that gnaws away on your sleepless nights.
Try different techniques that will relax your brain and body, change your diet to consume healthier foods, stop worrying about everything, and get more exercise. Most of all, when night comes, you should be prepared to treat your body with a good night’s sleep.