How To Get Rid Of Restless Legs Really Fast

Imagine trying to sleep at night only for your lower legs to feel like they’re being crawled all over by 

creepy crawly insects. You kick off your blankets only to realize that there are no insects, but the 

sensation continues. To some, this sounds like a nightmare. For sufferers of restless leg syndrome, this 

scenario is a reoccurring reality. 

The neurological condition is frequently regarded as one of the top sleep disorders in the world. The 

condition makes it difficult if not impossible to get adequate rest. Sufferers will feel the constant urge to 

keep their legs moving in an attempt to alleviate the strange sensations. While the exact cause is 

unknown, medical professionals have found evidence that RLS may be attributed to certain deficiencies 

such as low iron or magnesium levels. Genetics may also have a part to play in this mysterious condition. 

The sound advice of avoiding caffeine, alcohol and tobacco products is frequently touted to help reduce 

the severity of the condition, not much can be done to completely eliminate the condition. 

Symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome 

 A constant urge to move your legs when at rest

 A pins and needles feeling in your legs

 A creepy crawly feeling of insects crawling over your legs

 Insomnia may or may not be linked to your symptoms

 Involuntary muscle spasms in the legs or feet

How RLS Is Diagnosed

Because the condition is transient, few if any will seek diagnoses or treatment of the condition. Often 

times the patient will hope the condition will resolve itself or figures it’s a naturally occurring problem. If 

you display any or all of the symptoms above, consider consulting with your doctor who can properly 

diagnose the condition. Your doctor will make the diagnoses based on symptoms you’ve experienced, a 

physical exam and a careful review of your medical history. 

Prescriptions for Restless Legs

Based on your condition and health, your doctor may prescribe you a dopamine agonist. This is a family 

of drugs known to treat RLS. These drugs include Mirapex, Neupro, and Requip. They function as a 

neurotransmitter for the brain. Unfortunately, side effects range from nausea, lightheadedness, 

vomiting, to even partaking in risky behavior such as gambling. 

Alternative Treatments You Can Do at Home

While none of these home remedies has any scientific backing, some people suffering from RLS have 

reported some relief from their condition. If you’ve exhausted your efforts on expensive and worrisome 

prescriptions, why not give the following a try?

Eliminate Caffeine, Alcohol, and Tobacco Products

Patients who limit or have completely eliminated products from these three groups have seen a marked 

improvement in their condition. Perhaps these ingredients further agitate or excite the condition?

Develop an Exercise Regimen Unique for You

Doctors and health experts recommend developing an exercise regimen that keeps you on your feet. 

However, they caution against extreme exercise regimens that may cause you to over exert yourself. 

The trick seems to be finding a balance between staying active and refraining from remaining sedentary 

for long periods of time. 


Of course, you will need to relax every now and then. There seems to be a correlation to anxiety and 

stress further agitating or making the condition worse. Finding a way to relax before bedtime can help 

make getting to sleep easier. There are various ways of relaxing, you may need to experiment to find a 

solution that works for you. 


Because insomnia usually adds to the sufferer’s list of ailments experienced, some of the same therapies 

or treatments for insomnia may prove useful if not beneficial. 

Tonic Water

The ingredient quinine (found in Tonic Water) may be useful to help reduce the involuntary muscle 

spasms frequently associated with the condition. Consider having a glass or two before turning in for the 


Hot or Cold

You may find relief by applying hot or cold compresses to your lower legs. Alternatively, you could try 

taking a hot or cold shower just before bedtime. 

Try Essential Oils

There are a few well known essential oils that have been used to help alleviate some of the condition’s 

symptoms (link to that article here maybe?). Most are pleasant smelling and can be massaged into the 

legs for almost immediate relief. 

Watch Your Diet

Your diet is the cornerstone of your health. If your diet is poor, chances are your health will reflect that. 

If you haven’t already, consider making healthy diet changes. Your doctor may even recommend 

supplementing your diet with certain supplements such as iron tablets. Don’t take any supplements or 

vitamins until you’ve consulted your doctor first. 

While restless leg syndrome can be frustrating to deal with, these are some tips you can try to help 

alleviate some of the frustrating symptoms. Be sure to check out our other articles for more tips and 


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