Tingling, numbness spasms on legs and feet when laying down to sleep. Restless leg syndrome?

Possibly RLS. It may be restless legs syndrome (rls), if you have an urge to move them which gets better with movement ; worse with rest. Please see a sleep medicine specialist to determine if it is truly RLS ; to adequately treat it. Until then, try to keep hydrated, do gentle leg stretches prior to bedtime, avoid caffeine, and try to regularize your bedtime. Hope that helps!
Search for the cause. Many causes to leg spasms at bedtime: restless leg may be one but should consider neuropathy (diabetes, B12 deficiency etc), dehydration (not enough fluids), lacking enough electrolytes (potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous etc), medications side effects like cholesterol meds or diuretics (water pills). You & your doctor can get to the cause in order to properly treat this.
May sound strange. But I have seen many people with this complaint. It is commonly due to poor diet, particularly all the sweet "junk" that affects energy metabolism. See my blog "oxygen the spark of life" that you can google.

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At night I can't sleep because I have bad restless leg syndrome. What can I do to help it not be so bad?

Restless legs. Make an appointment with your doctor to get a blood test regarding your ferritin blood levels.You might also ask if your Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is contributing to your condition . A home remedy is drinking tonic water which contains quinine. Read more...
Rls. Consultation with neurologist might help. Most respond to meds. Read more...
Possibly RLS. If you are experiencing restless legs syndrome (rls) that is causing sleep disruption, please see a sleep medicine specialist to determine if it is truly RLS and to adequately treat it. Until then, try to keep hydrated, do gentle leg stretches prior to bedtime, avoid caffeine, and try to regularize your bedtime. Hope that helps! Read more...

Is it common to have burning in both feet and legs with restless leg syndrome? Thanks!

Depends. One subgroup of people with restless leg syndrome have a type of condition called peripheral neuropathy. This is a type of condition and not a specific illness. There are many illnesses that cause peripheral neuropathy. Some patients with peripheral neuropathy will have primary effects on small sized nerve fibers. These patients often have burning pain. Formal nerve evaluation is indicated. Read more...
Check iron. If you have fatigue as well you may have low iron. Iron is a cofactor for tyrosine hydroxylase which is the rate limiting enzyme in the production of Dopamine and other related neurotransmitters. This can cause Ekbom Syndrome, the form of RLS treated with iron replacement. I may be barking up the wrong tree however . Polyneuropathy can cause symptoms in legs and hands. check B12, thyroid,etc. Read more...

My legs often feel restless & stop me from getting some sleep. It happens often week before my period. Is it restless leg syndrome?

Perhaps. Certainly those symptoms may be consistent with restless leg syndrome especially if the restlessness seems to improve with movement. RLS has been shown to often be associated with iron deficiency so please see your doctor for blood work. Take calcium and magnesium as well as hot baths and gentle stretching before bed can be helpful. Read more...

Is there anything that I can do to prevent/cure restless leg syndrome? It affects my legs and arms and is interfering with my sleep. Thanks!

Restless legs. Rls may occur in tight muscles in the legs. Try stretching before going to bed. Muscle relaxants such as Ativan (lorazepam) or valium can be prescribed by your physician. Read more...
Yes, there is! Sometimes 'restless leg' is triggered by an iron deficiency. Iron supplementation in women may be a good idea; for men, it risks iron overload which can get toxic. Your doctor could prescribe one of several effective medications. The more popular ones include: requip, (ropinirole) mirapex, Neurontin (gabapentin). Read more...
See below. If you are experiencing restless legs syndrome (rls) that is causing sleep disruption, please see a sleep medicine specialist to determine if it is truly RLS and to adequately treat it. Rls can affect the arms, but it is not as common as the legs. Until then, try to keep hydrated, do gentle leg stretches prior to bedtime, avoid caffeine, and try to regularize your bedtime. Hope that helps! Read more...

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...
Restless legs . There are different options available for treatment of restless legs. You can try magnesium tablets and if they don't help please see your GP . Read more...

How can I get sleep. I have restless leg syndrome and take requip (ropinirole)?

Restless leg. Several remedies are available. Best to see a neurologist for evaluation & treatment. Read more...
See below. If you have restless legs syndrome, are on requip, (ropinirole) and still have issues with sleep initiation, it is recommended you consult with your sleep medicine specialist to better manage your RLS and secondary sleep issues. Try to avoid caffeine prior to bedtime, and regularize your sleep time as well. Hope this helps! Read more...

I'm sick of not being able to sleep due to restless leg syndrome please help what can I do? The bar of soap and warm baths nor stretching helps.

See PCP/Neurologist. 20 y/o Female says, I'm sich of not being able to sleep due to restless leg syndrome please help what I can do. The bar of soap and warm baths nor stretching helps. Since it sounds like one is trying alternate remedies it's time to see one's PCP or Neurologist for complete Physical, Reassessment/ Diagnosis confirmation/ & initiation of Pharmaceutical treatment as these tend to work better. Read more...