How could I miss such a trick? Boil bananas before going to bed, the result: amazing!

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Do you have trouble sleeping? No problem ! Forget the drugs, here is a natural trick that will help you get back to sleep in the blink of an eye.

Sleep is essential for an organism that functions properly because it affects mental and physical health. Therefore, a sleep disturbance can cause serious health disorders including:

  • Lack of concentration
  • Decrease of memory
  • An appetite for junk food
  • The stress
  • The Depression
  • An acceleration of aging of the skin
  • An increase in emotions
  • Some treatments

Causes of insomnia

Insomnia is characterized by a decrease in the usual duration of sleep. Several factors can cause this phenomenon, among which: stress, anxiety, pain, poor diet (excess caffeine). Insomnia may also be related to certain conditions, such as hyperthyroidism, cardiovascular disease or depression.

A study done at Columbia University and published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine in February 2016 confirms that diet influences sleep. According to scientists, a diet high in fat, sugar and low in fiber would lead to less restful sleep.

It is therefore important to adopt a healthy lifestyle, eat well and exercise regularly to get rid of stress, promote a good functioning of the body and therefore better sleep.

A natural trick to improve your sleep

Here is a natural tip that will help you improve your sleep, while stocking up on vitamins and minerals. Discover the recipe:


  • 1 banana
  • 1 saucepan filled with water
  • A pinch of cinnamon (optional)


Cut the banana into 3 large slices and let boil in the water for 10 minutes. Using a colander, pour your brew into a cup and sweeten with a little cinnamon. It is advisable to drink it one hour before going to bed. Repeat each night until you notice improvements.

Do not discard the banana pieces, make a puree that you will sprinkle with cinnamon and you will enjoy while drinking your drink.

The addition of cinnamon is optional; it is also not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. In addition, excessive consumption of cinnamon can lead to heart palpitations and other health problems.

In addition to its sweet taste, banana is a fruit with many health benefits that can help prevent several disorders. In fact, the fruit’s magnesium and potassium content helps strengthen bones and regulate blood pressure. This fruit also increases the amount of tryptophan in the body, an amino acid that promotes the production of serotonin, a hormone that promotes sleep.

Banana is also rich in magnesium, which helps to relax muscles to relieve stress that can disrupt your sleep, prevent digestive disorders and promote better blood circulation.

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Mind & Health's mission is to disseminate information in the field of health and well-being. The information provided in this magazine is intended to improve and not to replace the relationship between the reader of the magazine and his doctor. The use of plants for therapeutic purposes can in no way substitute or be added to medical treatment current without the advice of a doctor.