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Almost one out of every eight men and women over the age of 50 experiences an annoying condition known as Restless Leg Syndrome. The symptoms include an uncomfortable feeling of achiness as well as a sensation of hundreds of pin picks attacking the legs whenever the individual is sitting at rest or lying down. Restless Leg Syndrome makes it almost impossible to get a restful night's sleep. In addition, Restless Leg Syndrome interferes with an individual's comfort and mobility level and can lead to chronic fatigue and irritability. There are a number of simple health tips to alleviate the pain and discomfort caused by Restless Leg Syndrome.
Gentle exercise can help increase circulation throughout the legs and eliminate the uncomfortable symptoms associated with Restless Leg Syndrome. Individuals should begin their day with some exercises that stretch their leg muscles and repeat these at the end of the day before retiring to bed. For those whose jobs involve prolonged periods of sitting, it's important to get up and move around at least once an hour. An exercise that not only boosts circulation but doesn't require any special equipment is jogging in place for several minutes. Even before any symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome are noticed, use both hands to firmly massage up and down the calves of each leg and briskly rub the soles of the feet.
It's important to avoid drinking coffee, cola or other caffeinated beverages for a few hours prior to sleeping. It's also been found to be helpful to avoid consuming a heavy meal loaded with protein and fats just prior to going to bed. Restless Leg Syndrome sufferers should also try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day as well as avoid taking naps during the day.
Ease the Discomfort
Individuals experiencing Restless Leg Syndrome need quick relief from the sensations that accompany this common disorder. Emu Therapy offers easy to use Foot & Leg Comfort Cream with Pain Relief featuring the power of menthol along with arnica, aloe vera and other natural ingredients that can help to quickly improve circulation throughout the legs in addition to giving tired legs and feet a feeling of revitalization. Foot & Leg Comfort Cream also reduces swelling. It has been proven effective and convenient when applied to feet and legs just prior to falling asleep. It helps to minimize the discomfort associated with Restless Leg Syndrome in order to encourage getting a restful and thus healing night's rest.