This is why you should boil a banana before going to sleep

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This is because banana and cinnamon tea has a calming and sleep-promoting effect

Not everyone is lucky enough to have a good night’s sleep every night. A bad night’s sleep is not only incredibly frustrating, it also has an impact on your daily life and can affect your health. As a result, you may not be able to concentrate, and your mood usually isn’t the greatest. Do you reach for sleeping pills to get a good night’s sleep? That’s a shame, because with banana and cinnamon tea, you’ll doze off before you know it. Good news: you can easily make the drink yourself.

Bananas as a sleep aid

Bananas contain the amino acid, tryptophan. This causes production of the chemical serotonin in the brain. Serotonin has a calming and sleep-promoting effect, according to the National Health Service. So, eating a banana before bed will improve your sleep. But did you know that you can also have banana in a cup of tea?

Tea with banana and cinnamon

All over the world, tea with banana and cinnamon is used as a nightcap. Banana and cinnamon have many health benefits, so you create a drink to promote your sleep quality. Cinnamon promotes healthy digestion and circulation. In addition, banana ensures that your body produces less cortisol – also known as the stress hormone – and the high content of tryptophan ensures that serotonin production in your body increases – so that you fall asleep at night.

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This is how you make the tea

You don’t need any complicated ingredients to make this tea. With just a banana, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 25 milliliters of water you can make a good cup of tea. Now, don’t just throw everything in a glass, but follow these instructions:


     Cut off the ends of the banana, but do not remove the peel. Then chop the banana into large pieces – still including the peel.


Add the banana pieces to a pan and sprinkle the cinnamon on top.

 

Pour the water into the pan and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.

 

Did the peel come off the banana? Remove the pan from the heat.
Pour the mixture through a sieve and drink the tea twenty minutes before bedtime.

 

Repeat this every night for best results.

 

Sleep tight!
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