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Ten Remedies for Restless Leg Syndrome Relief

Web MD has a great slide presentation about home remedies for Restless Leg Syndrome--they're all simple things most anyone can do to help manage this condition.

Here is a quick list of ten of the suggestions they present~~

  1. keep a regular bedtime--helps combat fatigue and keeps symptoms in check
  2. stretch before you sleep~leg stretches may help just before bed or following prolonged sitting
  3. eliminate caffeine~may worsen symptoms for some RLS sufferers
  4. warm bath before sleep~a classic way to wind down and relax before sleep
  5. exercise habit~one study found that exercise resulted in reduced leg movement/deeper sleep
  6. exercise your brain~crossword puzzles, knitting, etc. are good distraction techniques
  7. leg massage~calf massage can help one to fall asleep more quickly
  8. yoga~stretching, breathing and relaxation of can relieve mild RLS symptoms
  9. avoid alcohol and cigarettes~nicotine and alcohol can exaggerate RLS symptoms
  10. medication review~some cold and allergy medicines and antidepressants can worsen your symptoms. 
It's also interesting to note that maintaining healthy iron levels are important in managing RLS. If you have not had your blood levels checked and you have RLS, you might want to work with your physician to correct this type of problem.

You can view the slideshow on WebMD by clicking here.

Sources: WebMD; Pixabay


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