You wouldn’t believe how many people complain of leg cramps and restless leg syndrome, especially during the night which can cause a lot of pain and discomfort, interrupting your sleep cycle and leading to frustration. Not being able to get a good night’s sleep can be really frustrating which is why these conditions are particularly annoying.
Nightly leg cramps or charlie horses as they are more commonly known mostly happen when you’re trying to fall asleep and can be triggered by dehydration, strenuous exercise or vitamin and mineral deficiencies. It’s different than the restless leg syndrome because moving the legs while you have a cramp won’t ease the pain, it may even make it more intense.
Restless leg syndrome is a neurological disorder that causes discomfort in the legs while the individual is resting. Its root cause is still unclear, but its occurrence has been linked to several situations, including pregnancy, diabetes, the use of certain medications, kidney failure, or alcohol consumption.
There are some things you can do to stop both restless leg syndrome and leg cramps from happening at night. Some of these include massages, a warm bath or shower, drinking enough water, and eating right. However, there is one simple thing you can do TONIGHT that will stop restless leg syndrome and leg cramps.
Put a bar of soap under your sheet!
You just need to put a bar of soap under your sheet when sleeping. This strange trick has fantastic effects, and it has helped 42% of people who struggle with some of these two problems. While doctors are yet to explain its effectiveness, it is believed to be as a result of magnesium contained in the soap. Magnesium deficiency is among the leading causes of leg cramps and restless leg syndrome.
If you’re wondering what kind of soap to put under the sheets you can take Dr.Oz’s recommendation and go for a lavender scented one, possibly with essential oils. Its pleasant scent will have a soothing and relaxing effect on your muscles and help you sleep better.
Here is a video with more details on the topic.