What is Restless Leg Syndrome?
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a condition in which you have an uncontrollable urge to move your legs, usually due to leg discomfort. It typically happens in the evenings or nights while you’re sitting or lying down. Moving eases the unpleasant feeling temporarily. (source: MayoClinic.org)
What can I do about my RLS?
Essential Oils can be used to ease the frustration experienced with RLS. Try the Restless Leg Blend displayed below:
Restless Leg Essential Oil Blend
Blend 2 – 5 drops each of the the following oils:
German Chamomile (blue)
Massage blended oils on lower legs and feet prior to going to bed.
While we are on the subject of RLS, I want to share an article about pain & sleep. The author, Jennifer Walker-Journey, presents a very thorough article on the many conditions that cause pain and keep us from getting the rest that we really need. Included, is a section on RLS. I recommend this article to RLS sufferers.
You can read the article on The Mattress Nerd site.
Pain and Sleep
If you are losing sleep due to a painful condition, you could be making your condition worse with each night that passes. In this guide, you’ll learn more about how pain & sleep are connected and find a way to get a good night’s sleep once and for all. (read more)
Excerpt: RLS and Sleep
RLS is most often classified as a neurological sensory disorder. But it is also considered a movement disorder because symptoms are relieved by moving the legs, as well as a sleep disorder since symptoms are generally worse at and can disrupt sleep.
About 7-10% of U.S. adults have RLS, and about 80% of RLS sufferers also experience periodic limb movement of sleep, or PMLS, a condition in which a person involuntarily twitch or jerk their legs or arms every 15 to 40 seconds during sleep. For some people, these movements continue throughout the night. (Read Entire Article)
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