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June 12, 2020 - CBD (cannabidiol), foot reflex zones, sleep problems, restless legs

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Those affected feel a consistent urge to move and a tingling sensation in their legs. The symptoms are particularly pronounced at night and deprive some people of sleep.

We are talking about restless legs, a medical phenomenon that affects around one in ten adults. There is still no cure, but those affected can find relief with a few tips.

The tingling in the legs always gets worst at night

Symptoms of restless legs come to the fore, especially at night, when the body slowly comes to rest.

Those affected only sleep restlessly and suffer from daytime sleepiness, poor performance or concentration disorders. Restless legs often calm down until late at night, and a chronic lack of sleep sets in.

What are the symptoms of restless legs?

As the name "restless legs" suggests, constant restlessness of the legs is one of the leading symptoms of the disease. Those affected complain of abnormal sensations, such as pulling or tearing, in the limbs.

Pressure pain or a burning sensation have also been reported. Symptoms mainly occur during periods of rest, for example at night, when driving a car or while sitting.

Can medication or a lack of nutrients be to blame for restless legs?

Genetic factors are not always responsible for restless legs. In some cases, symptoms of deficiency are expressed by tingling in the legs, and the paresthesia increase.

There are also connections between the development of restless legs and the use of various medications such as antidepressants or cholesterol-lowering drugs. You should definitely consult your doctor or pharmacist here.

Why do you get restless legs?

Although the primary causes of restless legs have not yet been clarified, numerous scientific investigations and studies have contributed to an improved understanding of the disease.

The suspicion lies in a disturbance of the brain metabolism and signal transmission. In almost half of all cases, genetic inheritance plays a key role.

Other causes of restless legs can be

  • Kidney disease
  • Iron deficiency
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Medication
  • pregnancy
  • Rheumatic diseases

What can I do myself if my legs are restless?

Those affected can ensure a healthy lifestyle as possible and avoid neurotoxins such as nicotine or alcohol.

Exercise, massages, or taking CBD oil and MCT oil can help. The following options have proven to be helpful for many sufferers:

Have iron value, vitamin B12 values ​​tested

If there is insufficient supply of vitamin B12, iron or folic acid, substituting these nutrients can help alleviate the symptoms.

Vitamin B12 plays a leading role in the formation of new nerve cells. A lack of vitamin B12 results in nerve damage, for example in the form of restless legs.

Exercise in nature, even barefoot

Due to the uneven nature of the floor, the nerve endings in the soles of the feet are stimulated, which contributes to relaxation and relief.

Walking barefoot can work wonders, especially in stressful situations.

Nerve stimulation through foot reflex zone massage

Even at home, foot reflex zones can be stimulated independently at any time. Reflexology products imitate the uneven texture of nature using materials such as stone pine or pebbles.

The pressure of your own body weight stimulates nerve endings in the feet. The foot reflex zone massage for restless legs has also proven itself in the treatment of acute symptoms of restless legs.

Regular foot reflexology massage therapy has an extremely positive effect on restless legs​*​.

Cold alternating showers, ice compresses, hot water bottle and stretching

As is well known, necessity makes inventive. Often times, conventional treatments don't have much of an effect.

Some sufferers try ice compresses, hot water bottles or cold alternating showers against their restless legs. Unfortunately, there is no scientific proof of the effectiveness of home remedies.

CBD oil

CBD oil, which is enjoying increasing popularity, has proven to be an alternative treatment option for restless legs. CBD oil for restless legs has a very effective effect.

In combination with MCT oil, it has a calming and antispasmodic effect on the body. Consumers do not have to fear intoxication because cannabidiol (CBD) does not contain any psychoactive substances.

Healthy diet - no alcohol & nicotine, little coffee

A balanced diet prevents deficiency symptoms and ensures inner balance. Doctors advise abstaining from alcohol and nicotine.

Both substances can disrupt the signal transmission of the nerve tracts and increase the tingling sensation in the legs. Coffee also increases insomnia and restless legs.

How can I improve my sleep?

Anyone who suffers from an acute lack of sleep due to restless legs should stick to a fixed sleep rhythm. Sport and sufficient exercise will exhaust you and create a greater need for sleep.

Of course, those affected should strictly avoid products containing caffeine. In addition, preparations such as CBD oil or MCT oil can help.

Are restless legs dangerous?

The main danger does not come from restless legs, but from the causes or secondary diseases. The chronic lack of sleep increases the risk of diseases of the cardiovascular system.

  1. Science Direct - Case Study - Massage therapy and restless legs syndrome - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1360859206001483 - 2007 (taken from July 3rd, 2020)

Kurt Wallner

Full Balance owner

Kurt is the inventor of the full balance reflexology products. He is a trained masseur and foot reflexology therapist and has worked as a masseur at the Sonnenhof holiday hotel for many years. Further training courses are vital points and kinesiology.