Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Legs bothering you?

I'm still having a lot of cramping in my legs and feet and I noticed that last night they were really bad and I was wondering if it had anything to do with the amount of sugar in my diet. I had a little bit of a bedtime snack last night of Pamela's double chocolate chunk cookies (yuuuuum) and the cramps last night were one of the worst nights yet. I did a little google searching on the topic and came across this little gem of advice for those suffering from Restless Leg Syndrome:

"Many people suffering from nocturnal leg cramps or RLS report that their symptoms improve when a bar of plain soap is placed underneath the sheets."

Can you imagine that? I put a bar of soap in my bed and magically my leg cramps disappear! Thank you internet for saving my sleeps... I wonder how many people have a)actually tried this and b)thought it really worked.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The soap under the sheets definitely does not do anything more than affect people mentally. RLS is a very real condition and suggesting it is improved through a mythological means indicates that the disease itself is a myth as well. Which it definitely is not.

Jenny said...

I totally agree with you on that! I have a lot of issues with leg and feet cramping and have since before I was even on medication so I know how real it is. I also know how absolutely insane it is to suggest that someone would be cured by sticking a bar of soap between the sheets.

Cynthia said...

My dad's cousin has RLS and my mom mentioned they had used the soap remedy too. Sounds stupid but I guess it works!