Last Modified on Aug 17, 2014
What Is Restless Leg Syndrome?
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is effectively a sleep disorder but is more directly considered a neurological disorder where nerve endings in the legs signal pain, throbbing, tingling, or other sensations without external stimulation. Those nerve signals trigger an uncontrollable urge for movement in the legs. RLS symptoms occur principally upon laying down for sleep or when you are at rest, though the condition is likely to keep you from easily falling asleep or relaxing entirely. In fact, the only thing that sometimes relieves restless leg symptoms is to get up and walk around.
RLS typically can affect the feet as well as the upper and lower legs with a variety of sensations, all pushing the sufferer into moving their legs. Your legs may twitch spontaneously as well (something called periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD)). Unfortunately, the cause of RLS is not well understood, though it can occur alongside pregnancy, and risk of enduring the condition rises with age. Furthermore, iron deficiency may at least worsen restless leg syndrome.
Find a Natural Treatment for Restless Leg Syndrome!
Where modern medicine fails, a number of home remedies for restless leg syndrome may help you relieve your RLS symptoms, get some sleep, and get back to your normal life. However, the most popular (very popular!) is to place a bar of soap between or near your legs as you sleep. You have to read about it to understand! Baking soda and a few other home cures have helped others relieve restless leg syndrome as well, and you can find all the details below.
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Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- A Bar of Soap
- Alkaline Diet
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Avoid Artificial Sweeteners
- Avoid Deodorant With Aluminum
- Avoiding Grains
- Baking Soda
- Balm With Menthol and Methyl Salicylate
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium; Alkaline Diet
- Cereal High in Iron
- Chinese Herbs
- Coconut Oil
- Cotton Sheets
- Dietary Changes
- Electric Massager
- Eliminate Coffee
- Examine Mineral Deficiencies
- Folic Acid
- General Feedback
- Horse Chestnut
- Iron and Diatomaceous Earth
- Iron and Potassium
- Kratom Leaves
- Light Therapy
- Magnesium Supplementation, Healthy Diet
- Magnesium, Vitamin E, Quinine
- Medication Withdrawal Link
- Multiple Remedies
- Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil
- Pineapple Juice, Tonic Water, Nutmeg
- Poppy Seeds
- Prescription Drug Link to Rls
- Remedies Needed
- Rls Comments
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Sugar Related
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Vitamin D
Bar of Soap Therapy for Restless Legs
Folk Cure Ingredients:
- One Bar of Ivory Soap
Some remedies are as hard to explain as they are effective! For this one, take a bar of Ivory soap (it can stay in its wrapper or go into a sock) and bring it to bed with you. You can hold onto it, put it at the foot of the bed, or set it down alongside you somewhere between the knees and hips.
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[YEA] The earliest I can remember having Restless Leg Syndrome is at 20. I didn't know it than. I now 36 and have found that diet has helped control the RLS. For me, egg yolk and various dairy products spark my RLS symptoms. I also discovered that taking baths or showers with lots of soap prior to retiring to my bed helped reduce my RLS. I use my husbands soap Dove for men or Zest or Irish Spring. All work. When I place a bar in my bath water and let it dissolve and stay there for 20 minutes I get better results. I also found that deodorant Secret clinical strength works when I rub it on my leg. I am sharing this because I have researched many ways to overcome this excruciating discomfort. It is not a joke to me and I can only hope that my sharing can provide someone else with some relief. I too believe that no one persons body chemistry is the same but we have to stick together to find ways to live the best quality of life that we deserve.
[YEA] Hello From Lenexa Kansas!! I have been having a terrible time with this restless leg thing. I was so uncomfortable and it was already 2:30 am and so tired from not sleeping the night before for this same reason. I was beside myself and then I remembered this web site. I got out of bed and turned on the PC to look for it. I was relieved just knowing I found the site! LOL
I had read somewhere that it was a magnesium deficiency that caused this problem and even though the magnesium tabs would stop it the other side effect of the magnesium is profuse diarrhea. It (diarrhea) stops in about 24 hours when you realize that it's you who is causing the dilemma.
Anyway....I drank that baking soda and water thing and added apple cider vinegar and that didn't seem to work for very long. So here it is 4:30 am and I am frustrated beyond words. I go back to the PC....and thought about the soap testimonies for a moment. I had read the wonderful "yea's" for the soap. I thought it sounded to good to be true....but what the heck....I had nothing to lose but sleep....right?
I got up laughingly from my chair. Grabbed a fragment of a gold colored bar of Dial soap. I broke off a couple small pieces. (I didn't like the idea of soap lying in my bed with me) I put those pieces under my toes and put a light weight sock on. Did this to both feet.
I was soooo shocked that with in minutes it was as if nothing had ever happened and that whole thing was just an absurd nightmare! Boy O Boy!
I was a happy happy girl (age 58 - tee hee hee) because I could relax and just fall right off to sleep. I woke later in the morning and had to look to make sure I actually did this. LOL What a silly but powerful remedy!
Thank you Thank you Thank you for all of the wonderful testimonies!
[YEA] New to Restless Leg Syndrome, but this morning I was so in need of relief. I came across this site. Grabbed a bar of ivory soap still in wrapper, placed between knees and on seconds the pain, tingling went from my thighs to my knees. It stayed there but it wasn't as bad as my full leg pain. I was asleep in minutes of doing this. I'm amazed! A bar of soap stood between me and some sleep, usually my husband needs the soap. lol, blessed it be.
[YEA] I'm only 18 and I've recently been experiencing RLS, I'm a student in high school trying to get into college and get some scholarships, so you can see why I need every minute of sleep I can get. One Saturday night I couldn't get to sleep till 1am and I had to work the next day. I tried everything, but nothing worked until I put a bar of Irish Spring soap under my leg. It beats me how it works but it's amazing! Plus I enjoy the minty smell :)
[WORKED TEMPORARILY] I have been using a bar of soap successfully for RLS for some time now but recently, it seems to have lost its efficacy. At first, I thought it was because I was using a handmade bar of natural soap in place of the packaged soap from the market. But even going back to the Ivory didn't help. I will try the niacin and vitamin C.