Wednesday, January 18, 2012

"Restless Leg Syndrome"

I put the term in quotes because it really is not a syndrome. When a person is sleep deprived, over-caffeinated, and stressed out, their nervous system gets caught in a loop in which it gets stuck, hence the jumpy legs or feet or arms of the poor suffering person.

You can take the drugs and oh my the pharmeceuticals will love you for doing so, or you can drink a lot more water, a lot less coffee, get good sleep as often as you can, and go get a vigorious therapeutic massage. I have several clients who have cured themselves of the "syndrome" in this way.

Exercise helps, too.

Someone on Facebook suggested that putting a bar of Ivory soap between the sheets before going to sleep will cure "restless leg syndrome."

And people think I'm superstitious! Whoa.


Rebecca Clayton said...

A neighbor of mine believes the "bar of soap" method has cured her night-time leg cramps. She thinks bumping it reminds her sleeping self to re-position her legs.

Whatever works.

Kerry said...

I like Ivory soap, but not for this reason!

Reya Mellicker said...

Rebecca - wow.

Kerry, yeah.