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I got one for my husband because sometimes he struggles to breathe/snores, but he couldn't sleep with it. It might have been too high, I think it was 12". It was uncomfortable to sleep on his side so we ended up returning it. They sell lower ones, we might give that a try. 


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1 hour ago, boodles said:

I got one for my husband because sometimes he struggles to breathe/snores, but he couldn't sleep with it. It might have been too high, I think it was 12". It was uncomfortable to sleep on his side so we ended up returning it. They sell lower ones, we might give that a try. 


 

I recently bought a 7 inch and I like it so far.

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1 teaspoon of mustard or 1 shot glass of pickle juice. I keep my pickle handy in the fridge at all times because I have suffered so much with restless legs and muscle spasms. The mustard packets from burger shops are good to keep in your handbag for emergencies. 


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23 hours ago, Dove said:

Have you ever tried Bed Soap, a bar of soap under the bottom sheet to stop muscle cramps and restless legs...many people swear by it..seriously..


 

My sister tried this and said it worked for her!  I can not figure out why it would and then someone told her JW’s should not do this because it was superstitious or something like that.  I would ask her but sadly she has since been DF’ed...

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18 hours ago, LeslieDean said:

My sister tried this and said it worked for her!  I can not figure out why it would and then someone told her JW’s should not do this because it was superstitious or something like that.  I would ask her but sadly she has since been DF’ed...

Hi Leslie,  I have to say that when I first heard about this my thoughts were of hocus-pocus & voodoo :) but not superstition, more like gullibility. But after reading the many reviews by ones that said it worked for them, I thought it couldn't hurt to try. It was affordable, easy and within reach. Plus when you're suffering with this condition you're willing to try anything within reason.

The first experience I had was positive; it did help for weeks but then slowly helped less. I don't have the answer to that but there are several explanations on the Internet.

After a long while, I tried it again and again am having positive results.

 

But something I think is important to consider also in why the RLS is worse or better at times is what we ate or drank that day. I believe our diet on a day to day basis affects our thoughts and feelings, physically and emotionally. More so as we get older. Of course, stress and lifestyle too but sometimes they are not under our control.

But what we put into our mouths usually is.

They say that what we eat today if how we feel tomorrow.

If I eat things that were not so healthy the RLS is always worse. 

 

I use Ivory; I read it contains magnesium but probably so little it isn't the reason. I don't think the brand seems to matter either as many use various brands that work for them.

 

Vernalee's idea for the mustard and pickle juice is good too. They both contain vinegar which could affect the PH in the blood although I think RLS is a neurological disorder. But ACV is good to take at night for muscle cramps, etc..

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I noted an earlier topic on the forum that magnesium helps prevent leg muscle spasms. For my wife and I, the effect was immediate and neither of us has had cramping leg muscles except for one time we ran out and figured we could wait a week to get more. Ouch! made a special trip to get more, pose haste.

400 mg magnesium capsules at breakfast,   "Oh what a relief it is!" :)

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