Restless legs

  • Uncomfortable sensation in your legs
  • An overwhelming urge to move your legs when lying down
  • Your leg jerks while sleeping or sitting
  • You may find yourself seeking out a diagnosis of “Restless Leg Syndrome”

Quick tips

  • Weighted blankets
  • Some people report that a glass of water with some Himalayan sea salt has been helpful 
  • Try developing a daily relaxation practice like a guided body scan or meditation-- it may feel really difficult at the start, and you may not notice any benefits over time, but many find that when done daily, these practicing can really help with relaxation
  • Getting outside for a walk may lessen the discomfort in your legs
  • As strange as it may sound, some people with a diagnosis of "restless leg syndrome" have reported that sleeping with a bar or two of soap in the bed underneath the fitted sheet-- even still in the wrapper-- has been helpful.
  • Avoiding caffeine and alcohol has been reported to be helpful in lessening the feeling of restlessness
  • You might try stretching your legs, hips, and butt
  • Some report that eating foods rich in magnesium and iron can be helpful in lessening the intensity of restless legs
  • Try changing the temperature of your legs by either putting on a warm compress or cold pack, or taking a bath