Insomnia is a sleeping disorder which is usually caused by depression, anxiety or stress. Some medications like pain, blood pressure and heart medications as well as antihistamines can also be a possible cause for the inability to sleep properly. Certain medications will make you sleepy in the beginning, but after a short time they will provoke anxiety and the need to urinate, so you won`t be able to have a proper sleep. Or it may be that you can`t stop staring at your phone even after you go to bed!
No matter the reason for insomnia is, there is a natural remedy which can help, which also tastes delicious. Bananas, especially their peels, are very rich in magnesium and potassium- both minerals help relax muscles, and magnesium prevents sleep disturbance. But they need to be organic because the non-organic ones are full of pesticides and chemical toxins, which will be released in the remedy once the banana is boiled.
For this recipe you will need:
- 1 organic banana
- Just a dash of cinnamon (this ingredient is optional)
- 1 small pot of water
- Cut off both ends and put the banana, with the peel, in boiling water. After 10 minutes of cooking, pour the banana water in a mug with a strainer. For better taste and effect, put some cinnamon in the liquid and drink it one hour before bedtime. Don`t throw away the boiled banana, you can always add it to your oatmeal in the morning, it will make a delicious breakfast!