A good night sleep is essential for out health and well-being. It will protect your mental and physical health and ensure a quality life. Good night sleep supports the proper brain function and improves the physical health, and supports children’s and teen’s growth as well.

Chronic sleep deprivation is becoming a serious threat to our health. It can affect our ability to think, work, learn and communicate. More than 50 million people in the USA are affected by this condition according to the Institute of Medicine in America. However, there is a homemade remedy which can help: an amazing banana-cinnamon drink taken an hour before going to bed.

Why bananas?

Banana contains an amino-acid known as tryptophan which raises serotonin levels that regulate sleep patterns. That is why it is so efficient against insomnia. It can also improve your mood and control your appetite. Bananas are rich in minerals such as magnesium, iron and calcium.

Why cinnamon?

Cinnamon is rich in essential oils such as eugenol and phenylpropanoids, chemical compounds responsible for cinnamon’s aroma. It is the perfect ingredient for this recipe as it will help you relax and improve your blood circulation and digestion.


1 banana

1 l. of water

½ tablespoon of cinnamon


Boil the water in a small pot, and add the sliced banana. Boil the mixture for about 10 minutes, then strain it in a cup. Add a pinch of cinnamon to taste. Drink this healthy beverage an hour before going to bed.

If you continue to have trouble sleeping it may be caused by anxiety, unhealthy diet, mineral deficiencies or bad lifestyle. Sleeping pills can help, but they will not solve the issue. Try eating healthier, reduce the stress, exercise more and try different techniques which will help your brain and body relax.