Sleeping disorder is something that is very common and can really be of great concern especially when you have had a hard day at work and naturally expect to get some rest.
Insomnia could be caused by stress, anxiety and depression. However, there are medications that could also cause insomnia, drugs such as pain killers, cardiovascular condition medications and antihistamines.
Sleeping disorders can also be caused by over indulgence of mobile devices such as your mobile phones and tablets.
There are remedies that can help you get adequate rest, here are some homemade recipes you can try;
1. Try Banana Tea
Ensure that you use organic banana to make this recipe.
Use the whole banana including the peel as it is rich in magnesium and potassium. Magnesium helps to curb sleep disorders and when combined potassium and magnesium relax the nerves and muscles.
This tea can be made in just under 10 minutes, here are the ingredients;
- Organic Banana — 1
- Clean Water — in a small pot
- Cinnamon — a dash (optional)
- Cut off both ends of the banana.
- Put this banana with its peel still intact in the pot of boiling water.
- Let it boil for 10 minutes and then using a colander pour the banana water into a cup.
- As an option you can also add a dash of cinnamon to the tea.
- Drink this tea at least an hour before you go to bed.
You can also eat the warm and gooey fruit even with its peel, just add a dash of cinnamon to it and eat.
Sleeping Pills Are Bad For You
To get a good night’s rest it is not uncommon to take sleeping pills. While they will give you a short term relief from your insomnia, they will never offer you a long term relief.
Most sleeping pills are known as sedative hypnotics such as benzodiazepines and barbiturates.
Valium and xanax are benzodiazepines which are also extremely addictive. They are also used in the treatment of anxiety disorders and they do this by raising a person’s drowsiness.
Barbiturates are used as sedatives and anaesthetics as they depress the central nervous system.
Some of the side effects of sleeping pills include the following;
- Stomach pain
- Parasomnias (i.e.where you do things without realizing it)
- Difficulty in focusing and memory loss
- Uncontrollable shaking
It is also known that sleeping pills can affect your breathing rhythm, this is dangerous for people with lung problems such as asthma and COPD.
Effects Of Sleep Deprivation To The Body
If you get less than eight hours of sleep daily you are more than likely to experience the following health problems.
- Difficulty in focusing
- Memory loss
- Headaches and migraines
- Jowls and premature wrinkles
- Constipation and indigestion
- High blood pressure
It is important you get sufficient sleep daily to avoid increasing your stress levels, so try this banana tea recipe today.