Do you have difficulty falling asleep and wake up in the middle of the night?
Chronic sleep deprivation increases the risk of chronic health issues, including high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.
The good news is, there is a simple mixture which can help you sleep like a baby.
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- ¼ teaspoon of raw honey
- 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt
How to prepare and use the mixture?
Combine honey and coconut oil in a bowl and add some salt. Mix well. Consume one tbsp. of the mixture, and then have a glass of water.
Take coconut oil and raw honey separately, and have a glass of water. Then you can add sea salt in a small cup of water and consume it.
In case you wake up in the middle of the night, take the mixture again and you will fall back asleep in an hour or less.
Why this mixture helps?
Coconut oil is rich in healthy fats which supply your body with energy during the night. Consuming it before going to sleep prevents waking up hungry. It also prevents increasing of the blood sugar levels which often is the cause for sleeping disorders.
Honey improves the quality of your sleep. It provides proper amount of storage of liver glycogen for the brain. When there is lack of glycogen to provide energy for the brain, the adrenal glands release more stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. High amount of these hormones cause sleeping disorders.
Salt has the ability to reduce the levels of stress hormones. It stimulates the production of energy which the body needs during the night. Normal levels of sodium in the blood lowers the secretion of adrenaline and cortisol.