By Lisa Buchan, 15 April 2019
If you've never experienced this super annoying phenomena then you are very lucky, so what is it and what can you do about it?
The good thing about following other health practitioners and groups through their websites or facebook pages is you come across some real gems of information. This great article by Mark Sisson sums up Restless Legs very well, he explains a bit more about the syndrome and some possible treatments and methods to manage it from supplements to stretching. Everyone is different so try and find what works for you.
Personally I have had this off and on for many years, always hits you at night when trying to sleep, you just can’t get your legs comfortable and spend a lot of time tossing and turning. In my situation it was usually bought on by a very hard training session or event/competition and I always found that stretching before bed or hauling myself out of bed when it hits, and wearing compression tights after exercise the best way to manage it. There has been the odd time I’ve got up and put my tights on, hey a girl’s gotta do what a girl can. More recent times I’ve found the heat a trigger, especially the glorious summer we’ve just had. I’m not sure if it’s peri-menopausal hormones involved here but either way keeping my feet and legs cool at night by cool showers, peppermint spray on feet and no bed covers the best way to manage as well as stretching again.
Enjoy your read and hope it helps.