Restless leg syndrome (RLS), also termed as Willis-Ekbom Disease is a neurological disease which has millions of Americans suffering from it and millions more joining that figure every year. Also called as a creepy-crawly feeling, people who suffer from RLS say they experience a gnawing or burning sensation in their limbs. Some have aches and pains in their legs, or extreme sensations when they are in bed, or lying down.
Here are a few home remedies for restless leg syndrome to help you out and reduce the pain:
1. Walk it out.
Stretch your legs to get rid of the aches and pains from RLS as movement helps in pain reduction. Even light and moderately done exercise also helps with the nighttime suffering. Work on your calves, thighs and hamstrings for maximum benefits.
2. Hot and cold therapy.
Apply hot or cold compresses and take warm baths or cold showers to get relief from the restlessness in your legs.
But dont mx hot with the cold! Stick to one kind of therapy at a time.
3. Get a massage.
RLS sufferers have reported relief from the pain through a relaxing massage, focusing on the muscles of the legs and thighs. So, get a nice massage and sleep in peace.
4. Drink a cup of chamomile tea.
Since chamomile tea is a form of relaxant and induces sleep, folks inflicted with this disorder should drink a cup before bedtime for a night of blissful sleep.