Restless Leg Syndrome
What is it and which products can help?
You’re lying in bed, ready to fade away into sweet dreams after a long, busy day, but you can’t fall asleep. You’re exhausted, but wide awake at the same time, unable to relax and be still. Sound familiar?
It’s called restlessness – nobody likes the feeling. Some, experience it more than others, mainly in their legs, which can become a serious problem. It’s called Restless Leg Syndrome (yes, it’s a real thing).
What is Restless Leg Syndrome and which products can help? Read more from an Australian natural skincare expert at RURALE skincare to find out.
What is Restless Leg Syndrome?
Restless Leg Syndrome is a neurological disorder, affecting between 5% - 10% of the Australian population.
It creates unpleasant sensations in the legs, coupled with a powerful desire to move them. Some sufferers describe it as a “party going down in your legs”, or “ants in your legs” (not in your pants). Doesn’t sound fun, does it? Especially, when you’re trying to relax or sleep. Yep! Ironically, this unpleasant urge is most intense when trying to relax or sleep and unlikely to occur when you’re actually at a party ready to dance the night away.
Restless Leg Syndrome causes and risk factors
As with all conditions, there are likely causes and risk factors that you can be aware of and work to eliminate your chances of developing.
The exact, pin-pointed and absolute cause of Restless Leg Syndrome remains a mystery. Yet, there is the potential for genetic predisposition and environmental factors to answer at play.
Roughly 35% of restless leg syndrome sufferers had symptoms before the age of 20 and it’s well known that symptoms get worse with age.
Let’s take a look at factors that may trigger Restless Leg Syndrome:
- Caffeine and/or alcohol
- Other health issues such as diabetes, kidney failure or neuropathy.
Symptoms may present at any age, but the likelihood and severity of symptoms are higher from middle age. If one or more people in your family have Restless Leg Syndrome, your risk of developing it increases and women are twice as likely to develop Restless Leg Syndrome.
Remedies for Restless Leg Syndrome
So, what can YOU do about Restless Leg Syndrome?
Ask yourself these questions:
- Are there any risk factors I can eliminate to decrease my risk of or alleviate existing symptoms?
- Which home remedies can I use to alleviate my own or a loved one’s symptoms?
Exercise, relaxation techniques like meditation and a warm bath, natural supplements with magnesium and muscle relaxants, and discontinuation of caffeine can help.
Don’t suffer, get supported with natural remedies, healthy choices, self-care, and the right natural Australian skincare instead.
RURALE skincare are here to help
At RURALE skincare, we’ve created a luxurious range of carefully handcrafted natural skin care and body products inspired by nature.
These products have natural ingredients that may help with those restless legs of yours.
Some products to soothe your symptoms:
- Magnesium Body Butters – our lovingly made body butter range is filled to the brim with magnesium. Magnesium supports nerve and muscle function, with one study finding magnesium improved insomnia caused by restless legs.
- Hand and Body Balm – this beautiful blend of carrot oil, cocoa butter, mango seed butter, hemp seed oil and jojoba oil is enriched with vitamins A, B and E. Where vitamin A supports eyes, heart, lungs, kidneys and the immune system, vitamin B and E have been shown to relieve restless leg symptoms.
Oral supplements such as Ultra Muscleze Night, can also complement our body butters and balms.
Give your body the nourishment it deserves with heavenly scented body balms and butters that not only replenish your skin but may very well alleviate the suffering caused by Restless Leg Syndrome.
Home remedies may be exactly what you need to relax, relieve and soothe your restless legs.
Visit our online store today to find quality Australian natural skincare support your health.