Are you or a loved one struggling to get a good night of sleep due to restless leg syndrome? It is Restless Legs Awareness Day today, and I wanted to share some information about the condition and how weighted blankets can help you get some relief and good rest at night.
So what is restless leg syndrome? According to WebMD, "restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a disorder of the part of the nervous system that causes an urge to move the legs. Because it usually interferes with sleep, it also is considered a sleep disorder." Symptoms typically include feelings of pins and needles or itchy sensations in the legs that worsens when a person is still or trying to rest. Often sufferers will move or fidget to try to relieve the sensations. This is why it can have such adverse effect on sleep patterns. It is said to affect about 10% of the US population and affects both men and women.
A weighted blanket can ease the symptoms by applying pressure to the muscles to calm the limbs and allow you or your loved one some much-deserved sleep. Contact us to learn more about how can help to sleep better.
Have a rest-filled day.