Restless leg syndrome or RLS is a disease that’s usually taken for granted. That is until it gets serious enough to warrant medical attention. RLS is a condition that causes uncomfortable sensations. The sensations experienced can either be crawling, tingly, creeping feelings. They are then followed by an overwhelming urge to move the affected limbs. These symptoms commonly occur when one is sitting, resting or sleeping. Also, RLS usually happens at night.
During RLS attacks, you tend to move your extremities to gain some temporary relief. You can refer to these movements as PLMS or periodic limb movements of sleep. These can cause serious sleep problems for the patient. Sleep deprivation will undoubtedly have an impact in your life. That’s why it’s important to find different ways to relax your RLS.
Exercise seems to be an answer to all our physical woes, and RLS is no exception. Studies show that a regular regimen of physical activity can help lessen minor RLS symptoms. Plan regular aerobic exercises and resist training for the lower body. These minimize the pains of RLS.
Physical activity can improve sleep. It gives the body time to rest and heal itself. This sounds like a perfect fit for those suffering from RLS. But exercise should be in moderation. Over-exertion may only aggravate your condition. It may lead to aches and pains and could worsen your RLS symptoms. Always exercise on your comfort levels.