A good night’s sleep doesn’t come naturally to many people. There are countless people who have difficulty sleeping at night due to various reasons. Some are worried, others are not finding good posture or have restless legs syndrome. Whatever the reason, sleeplessness is very disturbing and can have a big impact on your daily life. Sometimes, we all tend to feel restless. When it is chronic, it can be a symptom of RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome).
Restless legs syndrome
RLS or Restless legs syndrome, is a sleep disorder characterized by an uncontrollable urge to move the lower legs. It is usually worse in the evening and at night, and the complaint mainly occurs when a person wants to rest. Complaints subside when walking, but symptoms appear as soon as movement stops. This puts it almost impossible to fall asleep.
Symptoms of restless legs syndrome are tremors in the legs, a relentless urge to move them, and complaints of inability to rest. Symptoms subside when the legs are moved and the symptoms are worse at night than during the day. Do you recognize these symptoms? If so, you must be working with RLS. You probably get tired often because of this and have difficulty concentrating. People with Rest Legs Syndrome often feel restricted because they can no longer go to the cinema or travel long distances by train or plane.
The cause of RLS is unknown. This is probably due to disturbances in the nerve cells in the brain that control movement and reflexes. The condition appears to be hereditary. Sometimes, this is due to low iron levels or as a side effect of other chronic diseases like kidney failure or diabetes.
In an episode of the television program, well-known TV doctor Dr. Oz talks about a strange treatment for restless legs syndrome that seems to actually work: putting soap under your sheets, and more specifically Lavender soap. Lavender seems to have a calming effect. Place a piece of lavender soap between your sheets on your feet every evening. You should notice that the cramps and spasms subside and your feet feel more calm! It’s worth a try, isn’t it?
The lavender soap technique has not been scientifically proven, but many people online indicate that it actually works. Other users have wondered whether it had a placebo effect. One woman then reported that she put the soap under the sheets without her husband’s knowledge, and that he immediately slept better. So, it’s not just what’s on your mind – it actually works. Make sure it is lavender soap; A normal soap bar usually doesn’t work.