By: Mary Ann
Restless Leg Syndrome, or RLS, has no definite cure as the
specific cause of the condition has not yet been discovered. You
can get consultations and medical evaluations, but presently
there is still no absolute cure. A lot of research was placed
into finding out the true cause or Restless Leg Syndrome, and
there have been many that has been taken into consideration.
Nothing is still final; Restless Leg Syndrome is still a
question mark on the sleeping disorders list.
What we can do, however, is to combat the illness with constant
medical observations and some measures of our own. There are
practical solutions we can do by ourselves that can help against
RLS. Here are some practical we can do at home:
Take a Walk Giving your legs the walking exercise can
help with the irritating sensation in the legs. You can walk
around your house until your legs calm down enough not to move
when you go back to bed. Walking daily also helps. Take note
that excessive leg exercises may only make your RLS worse.
Decrease Your Caffeine Intake This would include cutting
your intake of coffee, tea, chocolate, and sodas. You can also
check your medications and see if they contain caffeine. You
might be able to find an alternative for your medication, one
with no caffeine. You should also avoid tobacco and alcohol.
Ask About Your Medications Consult a doctor or
pharmacist if the medications you are currently taking contain
stimulants that can lead to you having jittery legs. Ask whether
there are alternative medications that do not contain these
Take A Bath or a Massage A warm bath can relax your
muscles, as does a massage. You'll sleep more peacefully. You
can also try to relax your legs by either heating it up with a
heating pad or cooling it down with a cold towel or by dipping
your feet in cold water. Massage and stretch your legs before
going to bed.
Increase Intake on Iron, Folate, and Magnesium There
have been studies that a deficiency in these nutrients can
contribute to RLS. Taking supplements and eating nutrient-rich
food can help combat RLS.
Stick to a Schedule A regular sleeping habit helps avoid
fatigue, which can be another factor for RLS. Discipline
yourself to sleep at a certain time and get a full night's
Look Into Relaxation Techniques Stress and fatigue can
worsen your RLS condition so it is important that you learn how
to manage these. Regular exercises and relaxation techniques
like yoga and meditation can help you with managing stress and
These practical solutions focus mainly on the basis that
Restless Leg Syndrome is caused by a deficiency of needed
nutrients and minerals, by lack of leg activity, and by stress
and fatigue. The suggestions above strike at these causes, and
have a chance of yielding favorable results. They may not stop
Restless Leg Syndrome completely, but they can minimize the
suffering we get form the condition.
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