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RLS Home Remedies

Are you suffering from RLS or restless leg syndrome? We have compiled a list of RLS home remedies and lifestyle suggestions that you can try.

Try these RLS home remedies first. If they don't offer you enough relief from the discomfort, see our detailed list of natural restless leg syndrome remedies.

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RLS Home Remedies and Treatment

natural remedies leaf logo 1 Regular Exercise

Regular exercise of about 30 minutes daily will improve your ability to sleep and cut down stress. However, avoid exercising excessively because it can make RLS worse.

natural remedies leaf logo 1  Massage Therapy

Massaging the leg can improve circulation and reduce the symptoms. See if taking a hot shower followed by gentle massage of the legs help to reduce the symptoms.

natural remedies leaf logo 1  Use Ice or Warm Packs

Hot and cold packs can be helpful in reducing the symptoms of RLS. Try one and then the other. Some people find that alternating the hot and cold packs helps to reduce the sensations.

natural remedies leaf logo 1  Avoid Smoking

Smoking can make the symptoms of RLS worse. As well, it can affect your ability to sleep.

natural remedies leaf logo 1  Control Stress

If you are experiencing stress at work or at home, find out how to control stress in this detailed article. High stress levels can make RLS more severe.

natural remedies leaf logo 1  Get Enough Sleep

It is important to get enough sleep. Fatigue can make the symptoms much worse. Experts recommend getting at least seven hours of sleep nightly. Try to setup a regular sleep schedule so that you go to bed about the same time each night.

natural remedies leaf logo 1  Avoid Sitting Too Long

If possible, try to get breaks between so that you can stretch. This can be easily done if you work at a desk. In a flight, try to get a seat closest to the isle. This way, you can get up and walk around frequently without having to disturb the other passengers. On a car ride, if possible, make several short stops along the trip so that you can get out and stretch.

natural remedies leaf logo 1  Lose Weight

If you carry excessive weight, it may make RLS symptoms worse.

natural remedies leaf logo 1  Avoid Caffeine, Sugar and Alcohol

Poor diet can contribute to poor health. Caffeine and alcohol worsen RLS symptoms. Excessive sugar can cause high and low blood sugar level swings. Low blood sugar levels can trigger RLS.

Natural Restless Leg Syndrome Remedies

Don't forget to see our detailed review on Natural Restless Leg Syndrome Remedies. It contains a list of herbs that you can try to help you get rid of the discomfort of RLS.

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Created: April 7, 2010

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