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Can you tell me treatments for restless legs syndrome, insomnia and sleep apnea?

Can you tell me treatments for restless legs syndrome, insomnia and sleep apnea?

CPAP: CPAP will help with sleep apnea. That will usually help with restless legs too. If not, there are pills for that. If insomnia persists, check with an insomnia clinic for a detailed therapy plan. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep Hygiene (Definition)

Sleep hygiene is a topic that includes methods of getting the best and most sleep. Sleep hygiene recommendations include avoiding caffeine, having a cooler room temperature, reducing stress (especially in the evenings), keeping the room dark and quiet, and waking up at the ...Read more


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How to lessen restless legs?

How to lessen restless legs?

RLS: Massage of the legs, hot baths, mentally stimulating activity like words find puzzles in the evening, and gettins enough exercise to leg muscles during the day. There are also mutiple medications out there. Avoid stimulant (caffeine and tobacco). ...Read more

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How to cure restless leg syndrome? Why does your brain tell the legs to be restless anyway?

How to cure restless leg syndrome? Why does your brain tell the legs to be restless anyway?

Tough one, but try..: Restless leg syndrome is one in which the legs are moving about in random ways during sleep, sometimes enough to awaken u (or usually the other in the bed). It is a type of neuromuscular disorder, perhaps starring in spinal column, or leg mm themselves. Causes: muscle fatigue, low potassium, low magnesium (diuretic), poor sleep state, unknown++. One rx may be a rx drug, clonazepam. C ur pcp. ...Read more

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What can I do to address restless sleep syndrome?

What can I do to address restless sleep syndrome?

RESTLESS LEG??: I am not sure if you mean restless leg syndrome? Not sure what restless sleep is. So there are things for restless leg first make sure that the diagnosis is correct with a sleep study. Then medications like klonopin. Requip, (ropinirole) or mirapex.. Additionally exercise and reduction of caffeine late at night. ...Read more

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What is restless leg syndrome and how can you cope with it?

What is restless leg syndrome and how can you cope with it?

Restless legs: There is an urge to move the legs in the evenings due to uncomfortable feeling. You feel better when you do. In kids it might have been called growing pains. Medical assessment is needed to look for possible causes such as iron deficiency. Treatment includes massage, baths, avoiding certain medications and sometimes treatment using medications . There is a restless legs foundation rls.Org. ...Read more

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What can I do to address restless legs syndrome?

What can I do to address restless legs syndrome?

See physician: Restless legs syndrome can be associated with anemia, so it is important to get a blood count and ferritin level. The medications most frequently used are also used to treat parkinson's disease, and can help dramatically. The're well-tolerated with few side effects. Symptoms can be related to poor circulation. Daily or every other day walking and similar exercise, and support hose can help. ...Read more

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What can I do to sleep at night with insomnia?

What can I do to sleep at night with insomnia?

Sleep hygiene: 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read more

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How can I sleep well and prevent sleep apnea?

How can I sleep well and prevent sleep apnea?

Prevent OSA: Genetics, age and weight gain are huge factors that may or may not be in your control. Generally avoiding sedatives prior to sleep, significant weight gain, smoking and other lifestyle factors can help. ...Read more

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How can you avoid restless leg syndrome?

How can you avoid restless leg syndrome?

Avoid triggers: If you have rls, avoid triggers both medically and medications. Avoid stimulants (nicotine, caffeine, etc) and if you have medical condition that makes it worse - treat it (i.e. Iron deficiency, thyroid problems, vit b/folate deficiencies). ...Read more

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Physical causes of severe insomnia, not being able to get deep sleep, and waking up tired?

Physical causes of severe insomnia, not being able to get deep sleep, and waking up tired?

Insomnia: Good question. There are many medical causes of insomnia. For a good overview, see: https://sleepfoundation.org/insomnia/content/what-causes-insomnia I hope this helps. All the best. ...Read more

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How do I massage my own leg to relieve restless leg syndrome in order to get some sleep. What else can I also do?

How do I massage my own leg to relieve restless leg syndrome in order to get some sleep. What else can I also do?

Medical therapy: I suggest a comprehensive medical examination and blood testing. Many excellent medications are available for RLS. PLease consult your treating physician. ...Read more

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How do I deal with restless leg syndrome?

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Restless leg: Several remedies are available. Best to see a neurologist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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How can I treat restless legs syndrome?

How can I treat restless legs syndrome?

RLS: Discuss your symptoms with your physician who can order testing to diagnose restless leg syndrome. Once diagnosed, medication can help to reduce the symptoms. You may find some other helpful information about RLS on line. ...Read more

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What to do for muscle cramps in legs when trying to sleep?

What to do for muscle cramps in legs when trying to sleep?

Many possibilities: It could be from over use. There is also a possibility that it could be related to too little iron, magnesium, potassium, or calcium in your blood. One of the most common symptoms of varicose veins and venous incompetence is leg cramps. As much as 65% of the time, people with varicose veins will have leg cramps. If you have any visible veins in your legs, see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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How to sleep easily in night?

How to sleep easily in night?

Difficulty falling: A sleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Try not to nap in daytime or limit it to a cat nap of 15 minutes. Some people take melatnoin 1 hr prior to slee ...Read more

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How can I go to sleep faster and fix my sleep pattern?

How can I go to sleep faster and fix my sleep pattern?

Sleep hygiene: Always start with good sleep hygiene: go to bed and wake up at the same time every day; discontinue all caffeinated beverages after lunch time; no heavy meals at least 3 hours before bedtime; no watching tv, no reading in bed - teach your body and mind that when you go to bed, you go there for the sole purpose of sleeping. If these simple measures do not help, see your physician. ...Read more

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How to get to sleep with this cold?

Try cold remedies to: Decrease your symptoms. For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. Consider an oral decongestant. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Melatonin can be >. ...Read more

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How can I cope with sleep deprivation ?

How can I cope with sleep deprivation ?

By getting the sleep: That your body needs. Use good sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading. ...Read more

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Tramadol withdrawal. How long to get thru and what to use to stop extreme restless legs.

Tramadol withdrawal. How long to get thru and what to use to stop extreme restless legs.

Tramadol addiction: This is now recognized as a common addiction and many people in drug rehab are there for tramadol. This physical symptom when you are detoxing from it is very common also. Your doctor may want to put you on something for the acute withdrawal restless leg or other extremity symptoms. I think this can last for one to two weeks. ...Read more

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How to lessen restless leg?

How to lessen restless leg?

RLS: Treatment of RLS depends on the cause, iron deficiency can be an etiology for the majority of cases and giving iron will lessen the symptoms, on the other hand low Dopamine can leads to RLS and giving medications increases Dopamine will improve the problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

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Restless Legs Syndrome (Definition)

Restless leg syndrome is a disorder in which there is an urge or need to move the legs ...Read more