The first one is a neurological disorder which causes to discomfort and unpleasant feelings in the legs during a rest, and its root cause is still unknown.
Yet, there are some cases which have been linked to it, including medication use, pregnancy, kidney failure, diabetes, and alcohol consumption.
On the other hand, nightly leg cramps, or Charley horses, occur when a person tries to fall asleep. In this case, unlike in the case of restless leg syndrome, moving the leg will not soothe the discomfort, but it will intensify the pain. In most cases, leg cramps are due to dehydration, mineral and vitamin deficiencies, and excessive exercise.
These conditions can be reduced or eliminated in several ways, like a proper diet, high amounts of water, massages, or a warm bath or a shower. Yet, the method we suggest today will definitely be more effective than them all!
Put a bar of soap under the sheet!
You read it right! This strange soap trick has been tried by more than 42% of people who suffer from leg cramps or restless leg syndrome, and they all claim that it works!
Doctors cannot identify the reason for its effects, but some believe that it is the magnesium content in the soap that is the main reason for the positive results, as magnesium deficiency is one of the leading causes of these conditions.
According to Dr. Oz, you should try using a lavender soap, as its scent will relax the muscles.
The woman in the following video will additionally explain this technique: