Experts say that the average adult needs between 7.5 to 8 hours of sleep each night. And you know what? I try my darndest to get all of that sleep in because sleep is incredibly important for both physical and mental health. Sleep is when our brain processes and organizes information, forming new memories. Sleep is when our body repairs muscles and releases hormones to regulate growth. Sleep is when I’m relaxing in my super comfy bed with fancy high thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. Sleep is awesome. But despite all of this, I don’t always get my 7.5 to 8 hours of peaceful rest. And in many instances, it wasn’t because I didn’t give myself enough time.
You see, I’m not one of those people that can fall asleep at the drop of a hat. Instead, I’m one of those people that toss and turn, and flip their pillow over and over, sometimes even agonizing when I’ll finally fall asleep. And on top of that, I’ll sometimes wake up all groggy in the middle of the night. Why? I have no idea.
I’ve tried a number of different tips and tricks to get myself to fall asleep quickly, and to get better quality sleep, but they’ve been hit and miss. One of the more obvious “solutions” was sleeping pills but they are hardly a permanent solution. Sleeping pills can have negative side effects you can become dependent on them, developing serious withdrawal symptoms once you stop taking them. Not good at all. So what to do? Well, let’s see what Mother Nature has for us…
Introducing banana tea! Banana tea is all-natural, inexpensive, easy to make and totally delicious. Bananas are high in magnesium and potassium, and this duo can do wonders for helping your body relax so that you can get the sleep that you need.
- 1 organic banana (you’ll be using the peel so make sure it’s free of chemicals and pesticides)
- pot of water
- dash of cinnamon
- brign pot of water to a boil
- cut the ends off of the banana and peel it
- place the banana and the peel in boiling water and leave it for about 10 minutes
- strain the liquid through a colander and pour it into a mug
- add the cinnamon
- drink your banana tea before going to sleep!
Banana tea is a fantastic all-natural way to help you deal with your sleeping issues. Let us know if you give it a try and don’t forget to share this with your family and friends!