It Seems Strange But the Reason Why She Keeps Bar of Soap Under Her Sheets Is Genius!
The cure for your restless legs and sleepless nights could be an ordinary item that’s on your bathroom shelf right now.
If you’re one of the many people afflicted with restless legs syndrome, try this simple trick before you go to bed tonight: slip a bar of soap into your sheets. As you sink into sleep you’ll find yourself soothed and calm and you’ll wake refreshed, with no pain in your legs.
If you’re skeptical don’t worry. Many people were until they tried it.
What is Restless Leg Syndrome?
Many people suffer from leg cramps at night. This condition, which goes by the nickname “Charley Horse,” usually results from a mineral deficiency.
Other people find they have an uncontrollable urge to shake or twitch their legs so often and so intensely that they can’t sleep at night. They’re up until dawn moving their legs.
Although it’s called “restless leg syndrome,” some people shake their arms, torsos and head as well. The illness can affect any part of the body. For some people the syndrome causes mild irritation while others suffer crippling pain.
No Good Cure
It’s a serious problem and there’s no cure for it. Nobody knows what causes restless legs syndrome and so far the only treatment has been strong prescription medications. Unfortunately these can have some serious side effects including nausea, daytime drowsiness, hallucinations and worsening of symptoms. Some of the drugs are addictive.
If you want to calm your limbs it might be worth giving alternative treatments a try.
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Soap It Up
Nobody is entirely sure why the soap trip works but it appears that the main reason is that soap contains magnesium. Lack of magnesium is one of the causes of restless leg syndrome and also of leg cramps. Putting a concentrated source of it near your legs will help you finally get some peace.
The scent of soap is relaxing and will put you at ease, and this will also make sleep easier.
What kind of soap works best?
Any soap will work but to enhance the effectiveness of this technique, try a soap made with essential oils that will add their own benefit:
Lavender has long been known to induce feelings of calm and is a common ingredient in bath products. Lavender is also a natural antiseptic
Sage is helpful for clearing the mind and purifying the air.
Sandalwood is associated with spirituality and is also an aphrodisiac.
Vanilla, lemon and rose are pleasing scents that will induce sweet dreams.
More Natural Tips
Before you go out and get a prescription that might do more harm than good, try these other natural remedies to calm those shaking legs:
- Increase your intake of magnesium through foods rich in this element including almonds, mushrooms, broccoli, peas, lentils and dark leafy greens.
- Do regular exercise that isn’t strenuous. Walking and yoga are excellent choices for restless legs syndrome.
- Reduce your stress levels by practicing meditation.
- Try alternating cold and warm compresses to calm the pain in your legs.
There’s no need to suffer a moment longer with your aching, twitching legs. Any of these natural remedies will give you relief. Try them all and you’ll never have to go through another sleepless night.