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How can I get rid of my RLS fast?

I cannot sleep for the last few nights! I keep tossing and turning. I do leg stretches before bed, took a hot bath & I take one a day pills because I was told magnesium really helps. it's starting to become a big problem!!! & i work 2 jobs & am constantly on my feet is this what is causing this?

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RLS occurs because the brain misfires and stray electrical currents go to the legs, triggering involuntary movements as well as aches and pains in your calves.

There are several possible causes. Firstly, you might have circulatory problems. These are most likely if you have a standing job which compromises your circulation. When you lie or sit in a certain position for a long time - for instance, with one leg on top of the other - your circulation gets worse and you experience the sensations you describe. They are caused by the production of lactic acid as a result of incomplete combustion. During normal energy combustion, glucose is converted into carbon dioxide and water. Because of the impaired circulation, there is a lack of oxygen in the bloodstream, so the process stops at the stage of lactic acid. The solution is to massage your legs with oil and then soak your feet and ankles in a warm foot bath with plenty of sea salt. I don't recommend having a hot bath near bedtime because, contrary to what many people think it's not good for sleeping.

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In the brainstem there is a network of nerve fibres linked to parts of the brain (like a telephone exchange). This selects and passes electrical impulses to the conscious brain. Just before sleep this network known as the reticular formation, blocks all impulses to the brain. If you are extremely stressed or tense, the reticular formation is bombarded with, excess electrical impulses and sometimes it gets overloaded and a sudden charge reaches the brain, causing the entire body to jerk.

Secondly, the problem could be due to anxiety and hyperactivity. The reticular formation coordinates all the vital centres of your body to prepare you for sleep. As the brake is applied to your mental and physical processes, the brain and body become calmer and a negative charge builds up, which is the beginning of sleep. If you are anxious and preoccupied, however, the reticular formation may not be able to cope. The stress overload causes a massive electrical impulse to the brain which triggers involuntary reactions such as restless legs. The answer is to massage your neck and spine before going to sleep to improve the blood flow to the brainstem through the artery in the neck.

Another possible cause is walking dreams. This is like a mild version of sleep walking. If you are travelling somewhere in your dreams, you probably won't remember it, but your hands and legs may twitch. The best way to deal with this is relaxation breathing.

People who have been very active, then suddenly stopped, may also suffer from this syndrome. Regular gentle exercise is important Mineral deficiency may also be implicated, especially if you suffer from osteoporosis (see right). Deficiency of calcium in muscles can cause spasms or cramps at night.

FEED YOUR BONES

Always have a bone scan to check for osteoporosis. Don't rely on blood tests, because the level of calcium in the blood is not a good indicator. Muscles need calcium all the time to contract - otherwise you would be unable to move and the heart muscles would be unable to contract lf
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Thank you so much, I appreciate it. It's starting to drive me crazy. I guess I will pull out my motion lotion & give myself a massage and see if that helps! Thanks again :)
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One of the problems is that you are active with two jobs and ill say that you are not getting home until 10 or 11 at night. your body is so wand up that it needs time to unwind. un fortunate you have to be at work by 7 or 8. 1. If there is something bothering you let it go forgive and forget. 2 Cut down on you caffeine intake during the day morning coffee is cool but after noon switch to decaf . 3 Hot baths are great to relax the body and then try a warm cup of milk. 4 if that dose not work there is a new med called z quilled 5 if that dose not work you might have to see your Doctor for a sleeping pill good luck .

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Thanks so much! Your right about the getting home around 10 & back up in the morning. I also don't drink coffee, tea, pop or anything with caffeine. But if this doesn't help I will have to go see my doctor soon :)
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your welcome also try some com gentle music wile you sleep that might relax you. Also if you have a day off from both jobs get yourself a message that will do wonders for you
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The blood in your legs is not being pumped upward proficiently. This is causing the nerves in and around the veins and arteries irritated and perhaps inflamed. The cause may be due to excessive standing or a disorder in the blood traps in the veins and arteries I would suggest you continue taking the magnesium and elevating your legs as well as massaging them as often as possible during work. If this does little to help you should see your Dr.

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Thanks so much :)
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Magnesium could help you.

RSL-H is a natural product for restless legs syndrome

You can find product information and buy it on those websites:


www.rls-h.com.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/restless-legs


Restless Legs is a company based in Ontario.

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