Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

Do you suffer from restless legs syndrome? If so, you know how uncomfortable and aggravating it can be.

Restless Legs Syndrome is a condition that makes the legs feel uncomfortable, especially in the evening when sitting or lying down.

Although having this discomfort does not lead to more serious conditions, it still can be incapacitating.

RLS Symptoms

The symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome have been described with the words:

  • crawling
  • pulling
  • throbbing
  • itching
  • burning
  • twitching

When these symptoms appear, it creates the urge to move, which makes sleeping with restless legs very difficult.

Getting up and moving around can bring some temporary relief, but this certainly isn't a practical solution.

Restless Legs Syndrome tends to get worse as people age.

Finding Relief

Because RLS is disruptive to sleep, it can lead to a lot of fatigue during the day.

Researchers suspect that an imbalance of the chemical domamine, which is responsible for the control of muscle movement, is what causes Restless Legs Syndrome.

The application of essential oils can be an excellent way to help manage this problem.

All I do is to apply the oils to the bottom of the feet before going to bed. This alone can be very calming and make a huge difference.

Some of the oils and oil blends that I have found helpful for RLS are: lavender, Roman chamomile, cedarwood, vetiver, Peace & Calming, Tranquil, and RutaVaLa.

You may have to experiment a bit to determine which oil works best for you.

Since everyone's body chemistry is different, the particular oil that is most effective for one will not necessarily be the best for another.

Besides rubbing essential oils on the feet, applying them to your chest and even your pillow can also help your legs to relax.

Dispersing the oils with a diffuser can be powerfully effective as well.

I can attest from my own experience, that essential oils can serve as an excellent natural remedy for restless legs.

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