VIDEO | "Eat a banana half an hour before going to bed for a sound sleep": Dr. Alan Mandel advises
We are usually used to eating bananas in the morning, for a snack or in situations where we notice that we need sugar. It is one of the most popular types of fruit that contains vitamin B6, potassium, fiber and magnesium, but also a large amount of sugar, which is why it is not recommended to eat too much. But in a somewhat unexpected situation, bananas can also be a good choice and help with the problem that troubles many people - insomnia.
Insomnia belongs to the group of diseases of the nervous system. It is characterized by difficulty trying to fall asleep, very light sleep, and frequent awakenings during the night with difficulty trying to fall back asleep.
Insomnia is divided into transient or short-term, occasional and chronic, i.e. permanent.
When we suffer from insomnia, we often resort to various means in the hope that they will help us fall asleep faster and not wake up during the night.
Bananas can also help, or so he claims Dr. Alan Mandel, an alternative doctor, who says that in case of insomnia, eat a banana half an hour before going to bed, reports "Zadovolna.hr".
Bananas are full of vitamin B6, which works by converting the amino acid tryptophan, important for good sleep and mood, into serotonin, a neurotransmitter that controls the secretion of melatonin in the pineal gland in the brain.
The hormone melatonin, also known as the sleep hormone, controls our internal clock and its increased secretion at night makes us feel sleepy.
"Eat a banana half an hour before bed for a sound sleep and wake up refreshed," advises Dr. Alan Mandel.