Make A Simple Banana Tea To Fight Sleep Deprivation

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Loss of sleep is a common problem in our modern day society, affecting many individuals at some point in their lives.

Although occasional sleep interruptions are generally no more than a nuisance, ongoing lack of sleep can lead to excessive daytime sleepiness, emotional difficulties, poor job performance, obesity and a lowered perception of quality of life.

Insomnia is a condition involving difficulty sleeping at night that affects up to a third of the adult population and is associated with sleep deprivation. It is characterized by symptoms of daytime sleepiness and difficulty with concentration, memory and performing well at school or work. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that anywhere from 50 million to 70 million U.S. adults have sleep disorders or wakefulness disorders (excessive sleepiness during the day). In fact, over a third of adult respondents to a 2009 nationwide study reported less than seven hours of sleep during a typical 24-hour period (seven to nine hours per night are recommended).

There are various causes of insomnia and, as a result, sleep deprivation such as:

  • Anxiety

  • Neurotransmitter imbalances

  • Concurrent medical conditions

  • Stimulant medications

  • Psychiatric issues

  • Environmental factors

Some people also suffer from idiopathic insomnia and sleep deprivation, without a clear and identifiable cause.

Benefits Of Banana Tea

Drinking banana tea is highly recommended for people suffering from insomniadepression, chronic anxietylow immunity, poor metabolic function, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, digestive issues, obesity, inflammatory conditions and skin irritation, as well as those recovering from extended illness, surgery or an injury.

Bananas, especially the peels, contain potassium and magnesium. While magnesium helps prevent sleep disturbances, both magnesium and potassium work together to help relax muscles. In fact, magnesium is one of the best minerals for relaxation.

The dopamine and serotonin found in banana tea also help regulate stress hormone levels and boost mood, since they are the “good feeling” neurotransmitters. If you regularly suffer from anxiety or depression, adding banana tea to your daily diet might be exactly what you need.

How Do You Make Banana Tea?

Ingredients:

  • 1 organic banana (ends sliced off)
  • 6 cups of water (filtered)
  • Cinnamon or honey, to taste
  • Bring the water up to a boil in a stainless steel pot.
  • Add the banana to the boiling water.
  • Allow the banana to steep for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and strain the tea.
  • Add the cinnamon or honey, and then enjoy!

All you need to do is cut off both ends of the banana and place it, peel and all, into boiling water. Boil it for around 10 minutes. Using a colander, pour the water into a mug. If you’re feeling adventurous, sprinkle the cinnamon into the tea. Drink it one hour before bed time.

As another option, you can also peel and eat a boiled banana with cinnamon sprinkled on it the next day if you’d like.

Avoid the medications that you can take to treat your sleep deprivation. Instead try this easy, simple recipe that can help you sleep in a natural way.