Restless Leg Syndrome Defeated…

Those who struggle with Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) need no definition or description of the condition. But, for others who are not exactly sure what it is or are curious about symptoms, please read on:

RLS is a strange condition typically described as a tingling, aching, or burning sensation in the thighs and calves when lying down, causing involuntary movement of the legs. RLS is not a major illness, but is uncomfortable and can lead to other issues because of lack of sleep.

Several years ago, I thought RLS was a fact of life I had to accept and had no control over. I never thought of it as a medical condition… just an annoyance leading to insomnia and frustration. Very often I felt sluggish and irritable during the day because of the interrupted sleep during the night.

When I began addressing my health issues, I had appointments at Innerworks Holistic Health Center on a regular basis. While discussing my lack of energy and general fatigue, I mentioned losing sleep due to RLS. The health care worker shared a simple remedy I believe was a major turning point in my health care routine. I was told to drink a 4-ounce glass of mineral water within 5 to 10 minutes of going to bed each night. I know… you think this is crazy and question whether it will work, but if you suffer from RLS, I urge you to give it a try. Again, you must drink at least four ounces and it must be within a few minutes of turning out the light to go to sleep.

I have no medical training, so am not able to give you the technical “how or why” this works. I only know it does work for me and I use it on a regular basis. So, join me in drinking mineral water before bed and enjoying a good night’s sleep, free of RLS.

Strive to be healthy!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lisa Johnston
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 12:50:00

    Thank you for sharing this. I had my husband try it, and it really works. I’m sleeping better now without his restless legs.

    Reply

  2. vjkline
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 14:32:15

    Thanks for letting me know, Lisa. I always like hearing a success story and knowing the remedy helped.

    Reply

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