A novel Approach to Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
"Hi Gary, last night I woke, and after a while, I hopped out of the sack and grabbed a 4 kg weight. I did 20 crouches to upstretched tip toes, then went back to bed. Next thing dawn. Six hours straight. Cheers."
When it comes to investing to ensure you have a long, healthy, productive and enjoyable life, there is nothing more valuable than consistent good nights of sleep. But conversely, poor sleep destroys mental and physical health and reduces productivity during the day.
While there are many guidelines for "sleep hygiene", I have yet to find any valuable guidelines for relieving the torment of Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) other than drugs. With many medical conditions, it seems that it is officially incurable if there is not yet a patent drug for the disease. Unfortunately, if there is a non-patentable remedy, it either gets rubbished by the experts or gets little to no promotion. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution for Restless Legs Syndrome, I have a remedy that works for many people.
Here is a summary of what I recommend people try if they either can't turn their brains off in the middle of the night or are woken, usually an hour or so into sleep, with a fidgety and overwhelming restlessness primarily affecting the legs. Restless Legs Syndrome can drive a person crazy, and there is no medical cure other than management with powerful drugs riddled with hazardous side effects, and we don't want any of them.
For restless legs and insomnia, try this:
Get out of bed and do a quick 5-10 minute workout: press-ups, burpees, squats, etc., and even jogging on the spot for a minute or two but do not wake up the household with your antics. Then go back to bed and concentrate on slow, deep breathing through your nose for several minutes.
The theory behind this is a burst of moderately intense exercise resets the neurotransmitters and adrenal hormones.
Please give it a go whenever you feel that restlessness. The hardest part of this remedy is getting out of bed!
Even if it does nothing for the restless legs and insomnia, the upside is you'll get darn good at doing press-ups!
Let me know if it works for you.
Getting to the Root Causes of RLS
In addition to commonsense sleep hygiene measures such as avoiding bright light and getting over-excited in the evening, toxins, nutrient imbalances and deficiencies are critical contributors to RLS. So begin your journey to restoring your health by contacting me about what is bothering you, and I'll give you some no-obligation recommendations for how I can best assist you. Please complete and submit this form, and I'll get back to you in a few days:
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