This DIY Banana Tea Is The Solution To Your Sleeping Problems

Sleep is something millions of Americans desperately need but have trouble getting enough of.

Most of us don’t get nearly the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep. In fact, one in five people in the United States experience a form of sleeping disorder or sleep deprivation, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

As someone who spent the last couple of years suffering from insomnia, I tried everything from sleeping pills to quitting coffee, and taking up medication, but everything only seems to work temporarily before I go back to square one. It seems like the more I toss and turn, the more my brain stays awake until the sun rises again. It’s something I wish to never experience again.


This is why I was beyond the moon when I came across this natural remedy: banana tea.

Most of us already know that bananas and their peels are full of potassium, but did you know they are loaded with magnesium too? Magnesium is a mineral that regulates the body’s circadian rhythm, which controls how we fall asleep and wake up.

Since the banana peel has higher levels of these minerals, we should be eating too, but of course, that’s not something we’re accustomed to so we throw it away. However, there’s another way for you to reap the benefits without having to chew on the tough skin.

70-Year-Old Grandmother Claims Marijuana Has Helped Her Throw Out ‘All Her Pills’

Medical marijuana is a controversial topic in many places, but for Carol Francey, it’s how she manages several medical conditions. The 70-year-old grandmother claims that smoking cannabis has helped her throw away all of the pills that she was taking for arthritis, sciatica and insomnia.

Francey believes that smoking has helped her enjoy a better quality of life, and that it could help other people feel more comfortable. “We need to help older people have a better quality of life,” she said. “Cannabis helps you to overcome anxiety about day-to-day life and stop sweating the small stuff.”

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She is allowed to grow her own marijuana because of the medical prescription she has. Francey says that since she started smoking she has noticed that she hasn’t needed her other medications. “I threw away all my pills. They had slurred my speech and affected my balance. Now [I have] a little concentrated oil which relaxes, soothes, repairs and prevents illnesses.”

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She uses it in different ways, depending on what she wants to treat. “A hot coffee with a toasty cannabis tincture works well for arthritis, pain and sleep,” s said. “[I’ll inhale] a dab for sciatica and I’m after that I can walk…I’m eating healthy foods, walking daily, doing yoga, a little meditation and writing too.

How did she first discover that cannabis would help her?

Staying Awake Too Long Can Actually Be Fatal, These Are The Signs To Watch For

We all remember the all-nighters we would pull in college before finals, and waking up every two hours with a newborn, and in the moment you didn’t know how you were going to survive. Somehow we always did, even when it didn’t feel like we could make it through.

If you suffer from insomnia or have a condition that affects the quality of your sleep it could really be affecting your health. It has been well-documented that prolonged sleep deprivation can lead to lower cognitive and motor function, as well as memory impairment. You may even get so tired that you’re giggly and silly.

But can a lack of a good night’s sleep actually kill you?


Studies have consistently shown that continued lack of sleep will lead to 100% chance of death much quicker than you may think.

In studies on mice, every single mouse that has been subjected to total sleep deprivation has died within 2-3 weeks of the experiment’s start.

For obvious reasons, experiments have not been conducted on humans, however it can be concluded that consistent sleep deprivation can definitely lead to an early demise. It won’t be the lack of sleep that causes your death, though.

So how can sleep deprivation actually kill you?