Sleep deprivation is a condition wherein a person is not getting enough sleep. This is a common issue in both men and women. Since sleeping is a basic human need and is a necessary foundation for good health and well-being, insufficient amount of sleep can lead to physical and mental health problems, lack of energy, injuries, loss of productivity, and even greater risk of death. Unfortunately, most people are not aware that their ability to function and feel well is mainly affected by the amount of sleep they get.
There are certain medical conditions that have been linked to sleep disorders and these include stroke, heart failure, heart disease, depression, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure or transient ischemic attack (mini-stroke), and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
When you sleep, your entire body goes into slow mode and regenerates and your brain process and filters all the information gathered during the day.
Some of the common cause of insomnia are stress, eating too much late in the evening, poor sleep habits, travel or work schedule, mental health disorder, mineral deficiencies, medications, caffeine, and alcohol consumption.
If you are one of those people having this kind of health issue, then there is an effective home remedy that can significantly improve your sleep quality. For this recipe, only two ingredients are needed – cinnamon and banana.
Aside from its unique and special fragrance that not only brightens up the aura of your kitchen and revolves around the house, cinnamon can also relax your nerve and muscles, thereby bringing in some sleep.
Moreover, studies also shown that consumption of cinnamon can help regulate blood sugar, boost brain function, reduce inflammation, and, my personal favorite, lower cholesterol, boost your immune system, prevent disease, reduce menstrual cramps, promote weight loss, and improve digestion.
Mineral deficiency in potassium, magnesium, vitamins, as well as an amino acid called tryptophan, can cause sleeping problems. Eating bananas before sleeping will Increase your intake in all of these nutrients. It can help reduce or eliminate the negative effects of high cortisol levels in your body, thereby helping your blood vessels and muscles relax.
Banana-Cinnamon Tea Recipe
a pinch of cinnamon.
First, cut off the banana ends and boil them into 1-liter water. Simmer for 10 minutes. Strain the liquid into a teacup or mug and add the cinnamon to improve the taste and boost the health benefits.
Drink this tea an hour before bedtime.