Are you suffering from insomnia, like millions of other people around the world? Waking up in the middle of the night, pacing up and down, unable to fall asleep? The solution for this problem is below, in these three ingredients:
– ¼ tablespoon of raw honey;
– 1/8 tbs of sea salt;
– 1 tbs of coconut oil
Mixing these creates the “magic potion” that helps your body relax overnight, lowering the amount of stress hormones or cortisol, which is what keeps you awake or wakes you up.
Preparation and usage:
You have to take all three components before going to sleep. There are two ways you can do this:
Imbibe the raw honey and coconut oil separately without mixing, followed by a glass of water. Then mix the salt with some more water and drink it.
Mix the honey, coconut oil and sea salt all together and consume the mixture with a spoon. Drink a cup of water afterwards.
If you wake up during the night just take the mixture and go back to bed, you should fall asleep in less than 30 minutes.
How this combo helps?
Although honey is sweet, it doesn’t increase your sugar levels and also helps you fall asleep faster. Honey is balancing the amount of liver glycogen in your brain, which is necessary in keeping the adrenal glands to secrete stress hormones (cortisol and adrenaline). High levels of these hormones usually cause sleeping disorders.
Salt helps in reducing stress hormone levels, providing you with energy to keep your body up and running for the night.
Coconut oil is also a source of energy, helping you feel sated, therefore preventing you from waking up due to hunger. It prevents the blood sugar levels from spiking during the night, which is the usual reason why you wake up.