Natural Remedies for Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome is an obnoxious disorder in which the legs, or other body parts, suffer from an almost painfully irresistible urge to move or jerk. It can vary in severity and symptoms can come and go. It is most common in women. No one quite knows what causes it, but genes may play a role as well as chronic diseases, medications and pregnancy.

How can I tell if I have restless leg syndrome?

Restless leg syndrome is characterized by an uncomfortable and sometimes painful urge to move your legs, arms, torso, and even phantom limbs. You may also have periodic limb movements where your legs jerk while you’re asleep. It often wakes both the sufferer and their partner, causing fatigue and straining relationships.

How can I prevent restless leg syndrome?

  • Stay active; a walk 4 times a week for 30 minutes will lessen the severity of RLS
  • Increase vitamin and minerals in your food.
  • Drink lots of water.
  • Cut down on sugars.
  • Reduce your caffeine intake,
  • Quit smoking
  • Decrease your alcohol intake

 

How can I treat restless leg syndrome?

  • Soak your leg and feet in a bath of epsom salts to help with muscle relaxation.
  • Try acupuncture to relieve restless leg syndrome.
  • Get restful sleep
  • Do leg stretches before going to sleep
  • Cover your feet in bed
  • Keep the blankets loose.
  • Elevate your feet above your stomach.
  • Reduce your stress level
  • Wear shoes and slippers on hard surfaces
  • Make sure your shoes are supportive
  • Massage your legs before bed to help relax muscles
  • Try calming yoga to help the body calm.
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