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Unusual Remedy For Restless Leg Syndrome

Posted by Angela @ farragio on Saturday, June 13, 2020 Under: health beauty

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According to the Mayo Clinic, the definition for Restless Leg Syndrome (“RLS”, also known as Willis-Ekbom disease) is a condition that causes an uncontrollable urge to move your legs, usually because of an uncomfortable sensation, typically happening in the evening or nighttime hours when you’re sitting or lying down. (Mayo Clinic, Restless Leg Syndrome, Symptoms & Causes)

While there are exceptions, typically there are no known causes for RLS which makes it hard to prescribe the right treatment and can include such trials as the use of iron or magnesium supplements; medications that increase dopamine to the brain; opioids (yikes!); muscle relaxers and sleep medications.

Nighttime leg cramps (also called nocturnal leg cramps) can be another condition that occurs at night either by itself or along with Restless Leg Syndrome. It is a painful, involuntary contraction of the muscles in your legs, usually in the calf muscles (WebMD - Nocturnal Leg Cramps). Treatment also includes potentially harmful medications.

The good news is there is a remedy for Restless Leg Syndrome (and nighttime leg cramps) that is a cheap, risk-free alternative. But, because of its unusual nature, many are skeptical or reluctant to try it.

Ready to know what it is? It’s simply putting a bar of soap under your bed sheet.

I know, it sounds crazy. But, as someone who has suffered with RLS for years all I can say is “don’t knock it until you’ve tried it”. There is no medical explanation for why it works, but I can attest to the fact that it really does, and others I have talked to who have tried it also swear by it.

While there are different hypothesis as to why it works, such as certain soap ingredients like magnesium, to certain soap scents like lavender, doctors have not been able to definitively determine why it works. Not knowing why it works is irrelevant when it’s completely safe and inexpensive.

I know it sounds weird but if you suffer from RLS or leg cramps give it a try tonight. Just slip a bar of soap under the fitted sheet towards the foot of the bed. If it works for you, great! And if it doesn’t, just chalk it up to one of those wacky things you read on the internet.

Sweet dreams!

If you try it, please let me know in the comments below. I would love to know if it works for you! ♥

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Hi! I'm Angela Propes, owner and creator of farragio All-Natural Skin Care products, and my blog is where I share all kinds of information relating to health and beauty. Enjoy! ♥

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