- Restless Leg Syndrome defined – find out what the research says
- Try these home tips to make nights more relaxing
- This is the best way to stop night time agony – Magnesium Lotion
A few weeks ago I received an email from a reader asking about Restless Leg Syndrome.
This is a topic I have covered before but it does seem to be an increasingly common problem for many people.
So, I decided to look at it again and update a few tips and natural remedies that sufferers might like to try.
But first, for the problem itself.
Restless Leg Syndrome is a debilitating condition that causes a range of symptoms into the legs at night.
In some cases it results in involuntary movements, in others altered sensations and considerable pain.
For those who suffer it means disturbed sleep, pain and a thoroughly miserable time.
Scientists are not sure what causes the condition or why some people get it worse than others, but it does seem likely that physiological imbalances are involved.
Our brains are highly sensitive to changes in our biochemical status, and it is thought that this is the cause of the uncontrolled movements.
A neurotransmitter called dopamine is produced in response to changes in blood chemistry and it is this which sparks muscle activation.
A paper published in 20171 noted that magnesium deficiency is implicated in this condition, and also the insomnia which tends to go with it.
It would be great to think that taking a mineral supplement would be the answer; however, it really isn’t that simple.
But something that has helped many sufferers is very easy to use – a high quality magnesium skin lotion that can be applied to the legs just before bedtime.
Why a prehistoric sea can improve your sleep
A mile beneath the Earth’s surface in northern Europe is the Zechstein Seabed.
It is over 250 million years old.
Within it lies a rich seam of magnesium in a highly bio-available form.
This form of salt SHOULD be in plentiful amounts in food.
But we are in trouble in that regard…
As I’ve written about many times before, modern farming methods have depleted the nutrients in our soil, so that fruit and veg are not as healthy as they used to be.
But really, it’s more about our diets…
These days we eat too many refined foods which are stripped of much of their nutritional content.
Our absorption of vitamins and minerals can also be disrupted by alcohol or many common medications.
And this is why the so-called Master Mineral is deficient in many of us.
In fact, an estimated 70% of people are thought to be deficient in it…
It’s even more lacking in older people.
According to the UK Department of Health National Diet and Nutrition Survey, 80% of over 65s have long term deficiency which can lead to:
- Low bone density
- Impaired brain function
- Poor nerve and muscle function
- A troubled digestive system
However, you can begin to restore the master mineral by simply rubbing on this lotion every day.
What’s more, it contains a powerful dose of MSM, which is vital for healthy joints, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues.
Take a look at this: The Master Mineral from the Zechstein Seabed
Why this lotion is better than a supplement for cramps and restless legs
When you apply this lotion, the master mineral is absorbed through your skin, directly into your body.
Doing this, it bypasses the digestive system, where many nutrients are destroyed or flushed out.
A recent clinical study by the University of Cardiff has shown it to be FIVE TIMES more effective than capsule-based supplements.
Simply by rubbing this lotion onto your skin each day you can help reduce or avoid many common health problems that make you feel ‘old’.
Sleepless nights, restless legs, brain fog, anxiety, tiredness…
It can also help strengthen your bones, improve your brain and nerve function, and aid your digestive system.
Today, I’m delighted to offer it for a 30-day trial so you can experience it yourself.
For more information, take a look at this new page we have put up, explaining everything you need to know.
A few other tips to try as well
If you get annoyingly jumpy legs at night, try a couple of these tips and see how you feel.
- Cut down on caffeine – it will reduce the symptoms dramatically. This includes tea as well as coffee, by the way. And check the labels on soft drinks, too.
- Try folic acid – many people who get restless legs believe that a shortage of folic acid is the problem. So up your intake of beets, steamed leafy green vegetables and spinach. Try eating liver or kidneys, too.
- To lessen any mental stress, anxiety or nervousness when you sleep, try putting some chamomile and lavender under the edge of your pillow, near your head. (Please be careful with these powerful essential oils, get advice from a qualified practitioner)
- Lightly stretch you lower limbs – try some gentle stretching in the morning and just before bedtime, every day. But don’t overdo it.
- Go for a deep massage – but make sure you go to a trained practitioner.
So, I hope this helps any of you who are struggling to get a good night’s sleep – find out more about magnesium and restless leg syndrome here.