But what does restless leg syndrome have to do with muscle cramps? Well, much like muscle cramps, the true cause of RLS is unknown. Also like muscle cramps, researchers believe that RLS is a neurological problem. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, “Considerable evidence suggests that RLS is related to a dysfunction in the brain’s basal ganglia circuits that use the neurotransmitter dopamine… Disruption of these pathways frequently results in involuntary movements.”
Our customers routinely use ACV Cramp Cure as a safe, fast-acting, all natural treatment for restless leg syndrome. Therefore, over the next few blogs we will be talking about restless leg syndrome, symptoms, medication, and natural alternatives, so you can stop your constant leg twitching and finally get a full night’s rest.
What Are the Symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome?
People with restless leg syndrome experience uncomfortable sensations in their legs, especially when sitting or lying down, along with an irresistible urge to move that body part. Usually, moving the body part will relieve the discomfort, but the symptoms tend to come back quickly. The most frustrating part of RLS is that lying down or trying to relax often activates the symptoms. Many people will find that their symptoms become increasingly worse throughout the night, but paradoxically there is often a distinct, symptom-free period in the morning.
In addition to sleep, symptoms associated with restless leg syndrome tend to get worse during long periods of inactivity, such as during long car trips or plane rides, sitting at a desk, or while wearing a cast. Regardless of these “triggering” events, RLS symptoms can vary from day to day and from person to person. Mild sufferers may experience some sleep disruption and minor interference with daytime activities. On the other hand, patients with severe cases will experience symptoms more than twice per week, causing extreme sleep disruption and significant impairment in daytime functioning.
In some cases, people with restless leg syndrome will experience unexpected remissions: there will be a spontaneous improvement of symptoms lasting for several days or weeks before symptoms reappear. In general, however, symptoms consistently and gradually worsen.
Check back to our blog later this week to learn more about what causes RLS, as well as some traditional RLS treatments, and learn how to stop restless leg syndrome naturally.