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Magnesium for Restless Legs – How it Can Help You Cope

Magnesium for Restless Legs – How it Can Help You Cope

If you’ve never experienced restless legs before, you’re one of the lucky ones! However, if you’ve been kept up at night with that irresistible urge to move your legs, you understand how frustrating it can be to find relief. Whether you suffer from restless legs on a regular basis, or only once in a while, it’s important to learn more about strategies for combating this condition. Today, we’ll be taking a closer look at restless legs and the role magnesium plays in providing relief.

Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder which results in unpleasant sensations in the legs, resulting in the urge to move them. These odd sensations generally occur in the calves and sufferers can experience pain, twitching or a creeping sensation. While some people only find it irritating, for others it can be very painful!

While moving your legs can help relieve the sensations, the problem is that RLS tends to occur at night – not the best time to be pacing the hallways! Unfortunately, the ability of RLS to spring up when you’re trying to settle in for the night can leave sufferers feeling incredibly fatigued.

Finding relief for restless legs

So, how can you get relief from the icky feeling of restless legs? Although there is no known cause of RLS, below are some ideas which might be useful:

  • Get plenty of sleep – Although restless legs can prevent sleep from happening, symptoms can be worse when you’re already sleep deprived.

  • Cut back on caffeine and alcohol – Many people have found that they get relief from restless legs if they reduce their alcohol and caffeine intake.

  • Have your iron checked – There appears to be a close link between iron deficiency and RLS so get your levels checked if you’re a sufferer.

  • Stretch before bed – Some people find relief if they do some gentle stretching and massaging of the legs before bed.

  • Have a hot bath – A hot bath before bed can reduce the symptoms of restless by relaxing the muscles and preventing spasms and twitches.

  • The role of magnesium

    Research has shown that there’s a link between magnesium deficiency and restless legs. This may be due to magnesium’s ability to prevent abnormal activity of the nervous system and to relax the muscles. If you’re struggling with a good night’s sleep due to restless legs’ what have you got to lose by giving magnesium a try? Magnesium oil is the perfect solution if you want an easy way to incorporate this mineral into your life – simply apply it directly to your stomach before bed or when your RLS symptoms pop up you can apply Salt Lab magnesium oil directly to the area affected.

    If you’re interested in giving magnesium for restless legs a try, take a look at the high-grade magnesium oil we produce at Salt Lab. Our magnesium oil is highly concentrated, fast absorbing and you are able to isolate the application (to the affected area) so you feel the benefits sooner. Our magnesium spray doesn’t just help with restless legs – it can also relieve muscle soreness and cramps, assist with sleep and lower inflammation.

    To experience all the amazing benefits of magnesium, take a look at our range at Salt Lab today!

     

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