The modern lifestyle is taking away the dream to sleep deeply. The constant pressure of work and deadlines can cause stress and irregularity in eating habits. Stress is the biggest reason for our continued lack of sleep, and it can have long-term adverse health effects. Poor eating habits can also cause nutritional deficiencies, which can lead to insomnia.
Our modern lifestyle, especially sedentary, causes metabolic problems that lead to many hormonal imbalances, and all these, hamper our sleep cycle and overall health.
Humans have three stages of sleep
Two phases of light sleep
In the first phase, the body moves more, but the muscles begin to relax, breathing begins to slow down, and the pressure begins to decrease. In the second phase, the body’s movement is reduced, the heartbeats slow down even more, muscles begin to relax more, breathing slows down and brain activity is reduced.
A deep sleep phase
At this stage, the body tends to move much less, breathing slows down, the heartbeat becomes even slower than in phase two of light sleep and brain activity becomes minimal.
After these three phases, our bodies wake up feeling rejuvenated in the morning, but stress tends to put our sleep cycle completely out of balance and our light sleep phase increases or goes on. And when our light sleep phase is predominant, we wake up feeling exhausted.
Fortunately, a recipe with just two simple ingredients can replenish our lack of sleep if taken regularly.
These two ingredients are
Cinnamon is a wonderful spice. It has incredible health benefits and incredible culinary uses. It can also help reduce blood sugar, which can lead to hormonal imbalances which in turn cause fatigue and drowsiness during waking hours, which is a big reason for sleep deprivation at night.
Banana is a potassium and magnesium gold mine. These two minerals play a key role in promoting deep sleep. The lack of magnesium in the body can cause insomnia and lack of necessary amount of potassium, you can remove the ability to consistently sleep through the night.
Banana-cinnamon tea recipe
Preparation time: 10-12 min
-1 small pot
-1 large banana (unpeeled and organic)
-1 large spoonful of cinnamon powder
Step 1: Take the banana with the peel. Cut the upper and lower ends. Do not peel the banana. (The shell contains very high amounts of potassium)
Step 2: Take the purified water in a pot. (Approximately 250 ml)
Step 3: Put the unpeeled banana in boiling water.
Step 4: Continue boiling for 10 minutes.
Step 5: Add a large teaspoon of cinnamon powder in the boiling water with unpeeled banana
Step 6: Strain the boiling mixture with a strainer and pour into a cup or glass of your choice.
-It is recommended to drink the drink one hour before bed.
Enjoy this healthy drink and have a wonderful dream! If you want professional information you can also turn to the doctor and ask for your support to optimize rest at bedtime.