About 7 to 10% of the total population suffers from Restless Leg Syndrome or RLS. When you have restless leg syndrome you will feel as if bugs crawling inside your legs, have an uncomfortable creepy-crawly, tingling sensation. It will force you to move your legs and you cannot ignore it. You will also find it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep.
And Alice can affect any age, race, or gender. It is a nervous system disorder that can start during childhood and worsen with age.
Causes of restless legs syndrome
Even though it affects so many people, unfortunately, the causes of RLS are yet unknown. Different studies show that there may be a genetic component that results in this problem.
Some other causes of this problem maybe
- Parkinson's disease (link)
- Iron deficiency
- Low dopamine levels
- Antipsychotics, antidepressants, anti-nausea, cold medicines
Treatment of restless leg syndrome
Before you start your medicines, it is important to get an actual diagnosis of RLS from your doctor. Most medicines that help symptoms of RLS were not technically designed for RLS. Some of the medicines Mein clued opioids, muscle relaxers, and medications that increase the payment.
Warm bath and massages
Bars and massages can help you to get relief from RLS. They are soothing for your mind and body and they also help relax your muscles. Such relaxation can help you to fall asleep.
Alternate cold and hot
Some people find relief from early symptoms with the help of alternating warm and cold compresses on the leg muscles.
Breathing exercises can also help you to get relief from RLS. For that, you need to try breathing in for a count of four, holding for a count of four, breathing out for a count of four, and holding for another count of four. Now, you need to repeat this process several times. With this breathing exercise, you can help your mind to relax and that will also help your leg muscles.
A natural way to ease RLS symptoms
By using a weighted blanket, you can naturally get relief from different RLS symptoms. Such a blanket can help relax your muscles, help you to fall asleep faster, and stay asleep longer.
Weighted blankets such as Weighted Evolution Blankets offer deep pressure stimulation or DPS, which is a gentle pressure all over your body. It is a high-quality, non-toxic blanket made from bamboo and proprietary sensory sand sewn into the double staged pockets.
When you use such a weighted blanket, it will help you to feel a sense of calm both in your mind and also in your legs. DPS will help your body to produce the natural hormones that are necessary to feel relaxed and drowsy. It will also help to increase the levels of serotonin and melatonin in your body while decreasing cortisol levels. This will ensure that you fall asleep faster. These blankets will also help you to stay asleep longer by delivering constant gentle pressure. Get a high-quality weighted evolution blanket today.