Sleep Disorders
All About Sleep Disorders
Who is Affected By Sleep Disorders
Who Treats Sleep Disorders
What Happens At A Sleep Lab
Types of Sleep Disorders
Sleep Apnea
What is Sleep Apnea
What Causes Sleep Apnea
Treating Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea in Children
What is Insomnia
What Causes Insomnia
Treating Insomnia
Sleep Walking
What is Sleep Walking
What Causes Sleep Walking
Treating Sleep Waking
Hypersomnia: Daytime Sleepiness
What is Hypersomnia
What Causes Hypersomnia
Treating Hypersomnia
Sleep Paralysis
What is Sleep Paralysis
What Causes Sleep Paralysis
Treating Sleep Paralysis
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
What is REM Sleep
What Causes REM Sleep
Treating REM Sleep
What is Narcolepsy
What Causes Narcolepsy
Treating Narcolepsy
Restless Leg Syndrome
What is Restless Leg Syndrome
What Causes Restless Leg Syndrome
Treating Restless Leg Syndrome
What are Nightmares
What Causes Nightmares
Treating Nightmares
What is Snoring
What Causes Snoring
Treating Snoring
Sleep Deprivation
What is Sleep Deprivation
What Causes Sleep Deprivation
Treating Sleep Deprivation
Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
What are Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
What Causes Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
Treating Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
Dentistry and Sleep Disorders
Dentists’ Role in Managing Sleep Disorders
Dental Treatments for Sleep Disorders
Advantages of Dental Treatments
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Treating Restless Leg Syndrome



Treatment for Restless Leg Syndrome focuses on treating the painful symptoms of RLS.  Stimulating the legs with hot or cold packs, as well as taking a bath before going to sleep can help the muscles relax and decrease the urge to move your legs.  Exercising during the day and massaging or stretching your legs may also help.

People experiencing Restless Leg Syndrome should be careful about consuming stimulants like caffeine or tobacco that make it more difficult to sleep. Medical treatment may be necessary for Restless Leg Syndrome patients. This could range from drugs that increase dopamine, muscle relaxants, sleeping pills or iron supplements.  As always, follow your doctor’s advice when taking any medication to avoid dependency or overuse. Consult a sleep specialist to learn more about your sleep disorder.

You can learn more about restless leg syndrome here.

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