Unable to sleep may be suffering from restless legs syndrome

  When you go to bed at night, your legs must be constantly moving, either walking around or massaging vigorously, otherwise there are countless ants crawling on the legs, which is unbearable. If you have similar symptoms, pay attention, you may have restless legs syndrome!
  What is restless legs syndrome?
  Restless legs syndrome, also known as restless legs syndrome, is a sensory motor disorder of the nervous system. It is common in middle-aged and elderly people. There are more women than men.
  The specific cause of restless legs syndrome is not clear, it is divided into primary restless legs syndrome and secondary restless legs syndrome. Patients with primary restless legs syndrome often have a family history, and secondary restless legs syndrome can be seen in patients with iron deficiency anemia, rheumatic diseases, diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease. Although restless legs syndrome is not harmful to life, it seriously affects the patient’s quality of life and easily leads to insomnia and anxiety. Due to night sleep disorders, it can cause daytime sleepiness, decreased work ability, and even other diseases.
  Due to insufficient understanding of restless legs syndrome, many people do not realize that it is a disease, so that they do not seek medical treatment in time, or seek medical treatment as insomnia or other diseases. Some non-specialist doctors also mistakenly believe that it is calcium deficiency due to insufficient knowledge. Bone and joint or muscle diseases, etc., lead to a high rate of mistreatment and missed diagnosis of the disease.
  Are your legs “nowhere to rest”?
  The clinical manifestations of restless legs syndrome mainly include the following:
  1. When sleeping at night or resting quietly, the legs begin to experience discomfort, such as coldness, soreness, tingling, burning sensation, ant walking sensation, etc., some people feel “I don’t know where to put my legs, it’s not right to put them left and right.”
  2. When the legs are uncomfortable, the symptoms can only be relieved by constantly moving the lower limbs or getting out of bed, or by massaging or beating the lower limbs. However, the above symptoms will reappear or worsen once you lie down on the bed.
  Deal with “restless legs”, try these tricks
  to relatively mild symptoms of restless legs syndrome, you can try the following methods, or may be comfortable, but also more conducive to sleep.
  1. Soak your feet in hot water before going to bed. You can also rub the soles of your feet with your hands until the soles of your feet become hot and red.
  2. Strengthen leg exercises during the day, such as walking, jogging, kicking, etc., but exercise should be moderate, excessive physical exercise during the day may aggravate the symptoms of restless legs syndrome.
  3. Drink less coffee and caffeinated beverages, quit smoking and drink less alcohol.
  4. Massage your legs or do some leg stretching exercises before going to bed.
  If the symptoms are severe, dopamine receptor agonists and other drugs should be taken under the guidance of a physician.