Bananas can prove to be a fundamental aid for those preparing for bed: just boil them, that’s why.

Boil bananas

When you experience a particularly intense day, full of work and commitments, the goal is undoubtedly to finally be able to get into bed to rest your body and your mind. Generally, it is enough to sleep about 7/8 hours to lose the weight of such a stressful day and start again in the morning with new energy. However, there are many who fail to do so. For many, in fact, going to bed does not automatically correspond to rest: just think of those who suffer from insomnia and are unable to fall asleep despite being tired, but also of those who are unable to rest well at night and wake up in the morning tired and exhausted.

Problems with sleep: this method solves everything

Rest and sleep problems greatly lower a person’s quality of life. If you don’t sleep well you live poorly, as you are inevitably tired and irritable the next day. This is why industry experts remind everyone how important it is to try to solve this problem, which can have significant consequences on daily life and even on one’s health. Clearly, being able to overcome insomnia or bad sleep is anything but a simple undertaking: many people have tried any type of remedy without obtaining comforting results.


Yet there is a method that can really make sure that inadequate rest during the night remains only a bad memory. We are not talking about sleeping pills that are easily found on the market, but about a totally natural remedy such as banana and cinnamon tea. Furthermore, this solution is also particularly economical and simple to prepare. But why the banana? What are the properties of this fruit that we often find on our tables?

The secret of the banana is called tryptophan , an amino acid that has the ability to generate the production of the chemical serotonin in the brain. This very element proves to be fundamental for ensuring correct rest: serotonin, in fact, promotes overall well-being  and ensures that sleep occurs quickly. This is why eating a banana before bed can be the best remedy against insomnia and poor sleep. The ideal is to prepare an infusion to drink just before going to sleep.

With banana tea, rest will no longer be a problem

This banana tea can be made in just a few steps. All you need to do is get two or three bananas and remove the ends of the fruit , but leave the peel. Using a knife, cut the bananas into pieces, always keeping the peel. The banana pieces should then be placed in a container, adding  a sprinkling of cinnamon .


The next step is to fill this container with water (a pot is fine) and place it on the heat. When the water boils it is necessary to lower the heat and continue cooking over a low heat for about ten minutes. In this period of time the peel will have separated from the fruit. The last ‘step’ consists of removing the pan from the heat, pouring the solution into a strainer. Banana tea should be drunk about 20 minutes before going to bed.