Last updated: June 2017. It can almost sound cute when they call it “Dancing Leg syndrome”.
But there’s nothing cute about Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) for the millions of people suffering from it in the USA alone.
In fact, chronic RLS can literally drive a person crazy (hence another way RLS is called – Crazy Leg Syndrome).
The tingling, the shaking, the prickling and numbness in the legs come back every evening or night, just when all you want to do is to rest or sleep.
Ironically, it can only be eased by moving or walking around.
Sleep problems, constant fatigue, anxiety and in extreme cases – depression (anxiety’s best friend).
Your doctor and any reputable health website will tell you that though RLS is one of the most common nerve syndromes, the causes for it are still unknown and worse – there is no cure for it.
What if I told you that both claims could not be true?
There is a simple, effective and fast way to stop Restless Leg Syndrome.
Stick with me, and you’ll discover both, and how to quickly stop Restless Leg Syndrome with a simple home remedy which anyone can afford. Sounds good?
- 1 How to Know You Have Restless Leg Syndrome
- 2 What Causes Restless Leg Syndrome?
- 3 How to Stop Restless Leg Syndrome Immediately
How to Know You Have Restless Leg Syndrome
RLS was first described in 1945 by a Swedish nerve specialist Karl Axel Ekbom and is thought to be linked to Dopamine (the brain’s “reward” chemical) imbalance in the brain.
“Twitching Leg” syndrome is a chronic, disruptive disorder which makes you feel the urge to move your legs to stop an unpleasant sensation such as twitching, prickling, shaking, aching, tickling or “creepy crawly” sensation in the muscles while lying down trying to sleep.
Many times the symptoms are mild but in severe cases RLS can become intolerable.
Did you know?
Women are more affected than men with many of them developing RLS in the last few weeks of pregnancy, and the symptoms usually worsen as people get older.
(In children, by the way, the condition can be easily mistakenly diagnosed as “growing pains”)
Though most of us can “survive” a sleepless night now and then, when you have RLS, going without sleep night after night – can make your life utterly miserable.
What Causes Restless Leg Syndrome?
Like I said at the beginning, your doctor and WebMD will tell you that doctors do not know the cause of RLS, though suspect it is genetic (what isn’t these days, it seems to be the explanation for everything).
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A quick look at the science of Magnesium deficiency and the effect of it on muscles, nerves and blood vessels can easily prove this medical view.
Did anyone ever tell you that when your eye muscles twitch uncontrollably for a few seconds – it means that you lack Magnesium?
My grandmother told this to me many times. And like the best of grandmothers, she was right.
Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays a major role in the functioning of the musculoskeletal system.
Magnesium allows the muscles to relax providing a calming effect that allows for deeper relaxation and better sleep.
So many people suffer from RLS because they are seriously depleted in Magnesium.
Are You Magnesium Deficient?
The above shouldn’t be a surprise for us.
According to Government data:
68% (!!) of Americans do not consume the recommended intake of Magnesium and 19% – even half of the recommended amount.
Plus, gastrointestinal disease, diabetes, stress, anxiety and pancreatitis can also upset the body’s natural balance.
If this is not enough, the nutritional content in foods continues to drop and all white foods (rice, flour, sugar, salt, pasta) are completely Magnesium stripped.
According to Dr. Carolyn Dean:
A hundred years ago we enjoyed a diet high in magnesium with a daily intake of 500 mg. Today we are lucky to get 200 mg.”
RLS in Pregnancy
According to Dr. Mildred S. Seelig, “the evidence is clear that inadequate magnesium intake is common during pregnancy and that the plasma levels of magnesium tend to fall, especially during the first and third trimesters of pregnancy.”
Can you see the link between the “sudden” development of RLS in pregnant women and Magnesium deficiency?
(That’s why you can promote a safer pregnancy and easier birth with Magnesium baths)
How to Stop Restless Leg Syndrome Immediately
Doctors cannot specifically diagnose Restless Leg Syndrome because they are not trained to look at or diagnose anything on the fundamental level of cause.
And they will tell you that there is no cure, but none the less immediately prescribe you with one of the (usually) useless “RLS medications”:
In my opinion, none of this medication should be given because they are toxic, have many side effects and will further drive down your Magnesium levels.
Dr. Carolyn Dean says:
The best treatment for RLS is with any form of magnesium because magnesium relaxes muscles and nerves.
Furthermore, calcium causes contraction in skeletal muscle fibers, and magnesium causes relaxation.
When there is too much calcium and insufficient magnesium inside a cell, you can get sustained muscle contraction: twitches, spasms, and even convulsions.”
Also, RLS syndrome is obviously an inflammation of some sort and Magnesium puts the chill on any type of inflammation throughout your body.
This is why Magnesium is not only the perfect remedy for RLS but for any inflammation of nerves, muscles and blood vessels.
How to Use Magnesium to Stop Restless Leg Syndrome
The best way to absorb Magnesium is through your skin. Transdermal Magnesium therapy is better absorbed than oral Magnesium supplements and quickly gets into your blood stream to stop the twitching.
Applying Magnesium oil directly to your legs at night and during the day can work incredibly well to cool the restlessness – with no side effects or risks.
Magnesium deficiency can also lead to sleep disorders so doing this will not only ease or stop the twitching, but will relax you and reset your nervous system so you can finally get a good night’s sleep and dramatic relief from anxiety symptoms.
You have 2 ways to cure restless leg syndrome with the simple and amazing Magnesium remedy:
1. Magnesium Oil
Magnesium oil (this one is the best) is simply a mixture of Magnesium flakes and water but it feels oily and that’s why it’s referred to as oil.
You simply rub the oil on both your legs twice a day – once during the day and once at night – before you go to sleep.
Leave it on for at least 20 minutes and then wash off.
It may feel itchy and a bit unpleasant, but it works like a charm.
Here’s a testimonial from a long time RLS sufferer:
I have had restless legs every night for the past 45 years. The severity has gradually increased over the years and has led to several visits to the doctor.
I have been on 4 different medications, none of which helped. On a whim, I bought a bottle of magnesium spray oil from the chemist and have been using this twice a day on knees and calves. I have also started taking a magnesium supplement.
My RLS symptoms have disappeared. I still feel twinges in the evenings but they do not last more than a few minutes. I apply the oil as needed. It stings a bit and dries the skin but the disappearance of this wretched condition more than makes up for any temporary discomfort.”(source)
(Read more about more uses and benefits of Magnesium Oil)
2. Magnesium Supplement
If you suffer from severe RLS, I would recommend adding a high quality Magnesium supplement, such as this one.
The Natural Vitality Natural Calm Magnesium supplement contains ionic Magnesium citrate, organic fruit flavors and uses organic stevia as a sweetener.
It has no artificial ingredients, no sugar, and is vegan and gluten-free.
You simply add the powder (you start with 1 gr and gradually increase to 4 gr a day) to water as instructed and drink.
It tastes great and is fast-acting. You may notice the calming effect after only 10-15 minutes.
Bonus Tip: Use Infrared Heat to Quickly Relieve RLS
I think you should be aware of another effective (and proven) natural home treatment for RLS:
If you want to supercharge your RLS home treatment, try an infrared heating pad.
has found that you only 3 weekly 30-minute treatments with infrared therapy to significantly reduce RLS Symptoms.
Even if you stop using it after 4 weeks, the results will last for 4 weeks post-treatment!
All you need is a small infrared heating pad you can wrap around your leg and use for 30 minutes 3 times a week.
You can find my review for the best infrared heating pads HERE.
Though doctors may not tell you this, there is a science-based explanation for your shaking and twitching legs, and a natural, simple and fast natural treatment for it.
You can find quick relief for RLS and even cure it with the use of Transdermal Magnesium Therapy through Magnesium oil, or absorb Magnesium through a natural supplement.
Of all the “medications” for Restless Leg Syndrome, you may be surprised to find that Magnesium is the most effective and fast of them all.
Have you tried using Magnesium or infrared heat to get rid of restless legs?
Wishing you health and happiness,