Home remedies for RLS (part-6)


Making simple lifestyle changes can help alleviate symptoms of RLS:

Try baths and massages: Soaking in a warm bath and massaging your legs can relax your muscles.

Apply warm or cool packs: Use of heat or cold, or alternating use of the two, may lessen your limb sensations.

Establish good sleep hygiene: Fatigue tends to worsen symptoms of RLS, so it's important that you practice good sleep hygiene. Ideally, have a cool, quiet, comfortable sleeping environment; go to bed and rise at the same time daily; and get at least seven hours of sleep nightly.

Exercise: Getting moderate, regular exercise may relieve symptoms of RLS, but overdoing it or working out too late in the day may intensify symptoms.

Avoid caffeine:  Sometimes cutting back on caffeine may help restless legs. Try to avoid caffeine-containing products, including chocolate, coffee, tea and soft drinks, for a few weeks to see if this helps.

Consider using a foot wrap:  A foot wrap specially designed for people with RLS puts pressure under your foot and may help relieve your symptoms.

     Courtesy: Mayo Clinic