I often suffer from restless leg syndrome in nights, due to which I hardly sleep for few hours in nights & the next day turns out tiring one. But generally I have restless leg syndrome in one leg only. It feels like to tie them before when you try to sleep. I know restless leg syndrome can lead to many sleepless nights.
Restless Leg Syndrome:
Restless leg syndrome or RLS is the term used to describe the movement of your legs when your body is at rest. Those who have this condition often say that they have an uncontrollable urge to move their legs even though they want to go to sleep.
The only thing that seems to make the legs feel better is to move. But, if it is midnight, you’d rather be asleep than walking around.
What can you do?
Millions of people are affected by this condition. Some have inherited it, but the incidence of RLS can increase as you get older. In any case, as the day winds down, your legs are just ramping up.
What is it about this condition?
There are many different words used to describe the sensation, but here are just a few like crawling, tingling, pain, electric feeling, tension, itching, burning, creeping feeling etc. This occurs throughout the entire leg. It is often felt in the calves and thighs. Some people even feel these sensations in their hands and feet. No one exactly knows why restless leg syndrome occurs. It is believed by researchers to be linked to the level of certain neurotransmitters in the brain, specifically dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that controls muscle movement in the body. Low levels of it are believed to lead to problems like this.
Restless Leg Syndrome : Home Remedies
- Get some leg exercises.
- Avoid caffeine and other stimulants since caffeine can over stimulate you and even increase your leg movement at night.
- Engage your mind in a little “neur-obics” with crossword puzzles or try a hobby like sewing, model building or painting.
- Take a relaxing bath nightly soak in the bath with infusions of lavender or chamomile. Both are herbs that are used to relax the body.
- Give those legs a good rub as well to settle them down.
Restless leg syndrome can upset your sleep cycle and slowly your life cycle too. I hope the tips given above would help you ease your restless leg syndrome problems & you will get your life back under control.