Sleep Disorder: 7 effective suggestions to improve your Restless Leg Syndrome

by The Sleeps Well Team on

in Restless Leg Syndrome

Suffers from Restless Leg Syndrome?

Here are 5 effective suggestions to reduce Restless Leg Syndrome:

1. Maintain your Sleep Cycle
Keep the habit of waking up and turning in at the same time everyday. Do not ever give yourself the excuse of catching up on sleep just because you have not been sleeping well for the past few nights. This is because by allowing yourself just a few more hours of sleep would destroy your body clock and only deteriorate your sleep cycle and ensure that you can’t sleep well. By ensuring that you can sleep well will inevitably reduce problems caused by the restless leg syndrome such as insomnia.

2. Exercise

Engaging in exercise will make you feel more tired and thus solve your problem of not being able to sleep. Furthermore, while exercising, “happy” hormones such as endorphins are being released and this will help you relax and ensure that you sleep well. Reliving tension will ensure that you can sleep well and inevitably reduce problems caused by the restless leg syndrome such as insomnia.

3. Avoid Alcohol and Coffee

Next time your friends ask you out for a drink, simply say no. Coffee contains caffeine which increases your heartbeat and makes one energetic, thus ensuring that one can’t sleep. Alcohol on the other hand will disrupt your sleep cycle by making you wake up in the middle of the night to expel the alcohol in your body. This causes sleep deprivation and will only worsen you restless leg syndrome.

4. Don’t smoking.

There are substances in the cigarette makes one excited and energised. As a result, the problem of sleep deprivation  will be posed, leading to insomnia which is linked to the restless leg syndrome and the jerking of limbs will only worsen.

5. Lose weight.

Being obese not only expose you to illnesses such as high blood pressure and increased chances of heart attack and stoke, it also contributes to the restless leg syndrome. Losing weight not only makes you healthier as a whole, it has also been statistically proven to alleviate the restless leg syndrome.

6. Relax

There is no point feeling anxious over the fact that you can’t sleep. Try to relax instead. Taking deep breaths will help you reduce tension and aids your ability to sleep. Listening to soothing music also helps one to sleep.

7. Locking down your concerns

Take time off before you sleep to pen down your issues and concerns, this will relieve stress and take the thoughts off your mind while you sleep. Releasing tension can help one sleep better and reduce the impact of the restless leg syndrome.

Now, experiment with these effective tips and we wish you all the best in your sleep endeavours!

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