Barbiturates depress the central nervous system are used as anesthetics and sedatives.
As with all drugs, there’s a list of side effects that accompany sleeping pills. Aside from the likeliness of them being habit-forming, they can cause the following:
Difficulty focusing and remembering
Parasomnias (Doing things without realizing it… Scary!)
Sleeping pills also cause your breathing rhythm to slow down and significantly lighten. This means that if you’re already suffering from lung diseases like COPD or even asthma, these meds can be dangerous and even fatal.
HOW SLEEP DEPRIVATION AFFECTS THE BODY
Getting less than eight hours of sleep is bad for your body. When I found out the consequences little to no sleep had on my body, I panicked!
When your body doesn’t get enough rest, generally less than eight hours, it suffers. Cognitive function—your long- and short-term memory—is seriously affected.
Have you ever tried to focus on a task while running on zero fuel? I have and I know it’s near impossible.
Processing even the simplest things seems challenging and your emotional responses to things become totally skewed. The scariest part is that sleep deprivation has been linked to serious health problems including obesity, diabetes and cancer.
It’s important to figure out why you’re not sleeping the way you used to and work on fixing it. I now look forward to this tea each night; it’s 100% natural, it smells and tastes great, and it has worked tremendously for me.
Dr. Oz had an episode for natural remedies for insomnia. Banana tea was mentioned and I thought I would do a taste test to see if I would “Love it, or leave it alone.”