Occasionally a cure, remedy or treatment comes along for an ailment or condition that works and doesn’t make any sense at all. That’s the case for the soap cure for restless legs syndrome (RLS.) First of all let me mention that the correct spelling for restless legs syndrome is for the plural form with two legs not one leg so restless leg syndrome singular is incorrect.
What is restless legs syndrome? Not truly a sleep disorder it’s thought it’s a condition in which your legs feel extremely uncomfortable while you’re sitting or lying down. You want to get up and move around – and doing so it goes away for the time being.
The symptoms of RLS feel like unpleasant sensations in the calves, thighs, feet or arms, and include tingling, aching and burning.
There is another related condition called PLMS which stands for periodic limb movements of sleep. Many people with RLS have this too. This causes a person to flex and extend their legs during sleep involuntarily.
Okay so on to this crazy cure. Hundreds of people have sworn it works. It’s all natural so it’s certainly worth a try. Only costs a few pennies and it’s non-invasive. Nothing to ingest or lather on!
All you do is put a bar of soap or two under the bottom sheet on your bed. It’s probably best to use a no fragrance or less fragrant soap and not anti-bacterial soap so you’re not breathing unhealthy fragrance fumes at night. Just plain soap. It sounds so crazy and even some doctors are suggesting it.
So if you have restless leg or restless legs syndrome and it’s disturbing your sleep why not give it a try? Some have tried it with bars wrapped and some have tried in unwrapped. Wrapped might be better to enclose as much of the fragrance as possible. You can try it both ways and see what works.
Many have reported using it for leg cramps at night in bed, even severe leg cramps too, besides those using it for restless legs syndrome. Many people have stopped using pain medication and don’t take the restless leg syndrome drug on the market that’s heavily advertised on television.
Many people have said from the first night they got a good night’s sleep and didn’t wake up at all with restless legs. I wish there was a good scientific explanation for this but I don’t know what it would be.
In any case it beats invasive treatments and medications and drugs with all their risks and side effects. In fact some nurses have even secretly put bars of soap under the sheets of hospital beds.
So why not give it a try. It’s non-invasive, no side effects, safe and cheap. If you have a restless leg or two, what more could one ask for in a natural treatment for RLS? There are a few other restless legs syndrome secrets that may work also.