Do you ever heard your legs can spoil your sleeping?? if not then you can know about it now but if you have any experience about this then you should also know about this disorder.

Restless leg syndrome know as RLS can distrub your sleeping. This exasperating condition triggers abnormal sensations in the legs and an irresistible urge to move them. It can wreak havoc with sleep, leading to daytime fatigue.Iron deficiency is thought to be one of the main causes of RLS.

What is RLS?

Up to 10% of adults may experience restless legs to some degree. About 3% of all adults have truly bothersome RLS, with moderate to severe symptoms at least twice a week.

RLS is more than just garden-variety muscle cramps or aches. The sensations seem to come from deep in the legs, often described as a tingling, aching, pulling, itching, or cramping feeling, or the “creepy-crawlies.” This triggers an irresistible urge to move the legs. The symptoms typically start or get worse at night.

RLS and sleep

The leg sensations caused by RLS make it harder to fall asleep or to return to sleep after being awakened by the leg sensations.

Sleeping partners can also suffer, since most people with RLS also experience involuntary muscle movements called periodic leg movements of sleep (PLMS). These typically occur in the foot, ankle, or knee every 15 to 30 seconds, lasting for about two seconds (and sometimes longer). People without RLS can also experience PLMS. Unfortunately, there is no specific treatment for it.

you might be able to get by with these self-help strategies:

Avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol, especially within several hours of bedtime.

Before going to bed, massage your leg muscles, do gentle stretches, take a warm bath, or apply heating pads.

Get some daily exercise, which may help to dampen RLS symptoms. It’s unclear what kind of exercise is best, or when to do it—morning, afternoon, or evening.

Just do what works for you.Schedule activities that require prolonged sitting or reclining—like car and plane travel and medical appointments—in the morning rather than the afternoon.

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