Restless Legs Syndrome
Restless legs syndrome - quite frequent in recent years, a neurological disorder characterized by uncomfortable sensations in the legs, causing permanent irresistible urge to move them.Discomfort is often seen as a tingling, burning, itching, feeling of pressure or fullness, sensation of running "chills".Most frequently the syndrome developed in the second half cycle life (over 40 years), but may occur in children and in young adulthood.According to statistics, about 15% of people over the age of 60 years suffer from various forms of restless legs syndrome
Restless legs syndrome causes of
To date, the exact causes of this syndrome not fully established, but on the basis of long-term observations can be greatlikely to say that the development of restless legs syndrome affect the following reasons: abuse of caffeinated beverages, taking certain medications (nifedipine, lithium, and so forth.), intensive physical activity, rheumatoid arthritis, and spinal cord injury
Symptoms and signs of restless legs syndrome
This neurological disease in most cases manifests itself in the evening and in the first half of the night.During these time periods, the person begins to experience very strong discomfort (twitching in the feet, legs, thighs, calves, pressure, burning, crawling "chills" and so forth.), Forcing constant stirring (often involuntary) feet.The man lost a normal restful sleep, by progressive chronic insomnia, he becomes irritable and tired quickly.In this state, the person ceases to live a full life.In some cases, the disease is so exhausting nervous system that leads to disability
Restless legs syndrome treatment
Effective treatment of restless legs syndrome is most often used the following non-drug methods:
- Adherence of the day (going to bed and paste desirableat the same time)
- every day to do gymnastics (especially for people leading a sedentary lifestyle)
- Before going to bed to do foot massage using massagers or just hands
- Two - three hours before bedtime need to abandon the use of tea,coffee, alcoholic beverages and other soft drinks
- It is necessary to significantly limit the night meal
- Before going to bed to do baths with hot / cold water (by experiment it becomes clear what kind of water temperature brings the greatest relief)
-Before going to bed you want to exclude any classes associated with increased mental activity (watching TV, painting, work or play on the computer)
- Completely quit smoking
addition, not be amiss to receive such herbal sedatives (Heading 2 - 4 weeks) as valerian, motherwort, hops, marjoram, willow, peony, new - Pass fitonovosed and so forth.
Some people argue that it is very good ingestion or massage a solution of honey and apple cider vinegar (1 tsp. honey + 1 tsp.vinegar melt in 100 ml of water and use for massage or enjoy a drink in the morning, the solution in small sips).
In most cases, in strict compliance with the above recommendations can not completely get rid of restless legs syndrome, but if this is not enough, in the treatment of this disease include medication drugs.The most commonly used for this purpose mirapex (pramipexole) of - for his antidepressant properties and a small dosage.It can also be used such drugs as the nozepam, alprazolam, lamotrigine, carbamazepine and clonazepam.
In conclusion I would like to add that it is not necessary to escape from insomnia sleeping pills, because they treat the symptoms and not the root cause.Dependence on sleeping pills in case of uncontrolled admission may soon be as debilitating as himself restless legs syndrome.Much better instead of sleeping pills before going to bed to drink soothing herbal tea.