A good night’s sleep doesn’t come naturally for everyone. There are countless people who have a hard time falling asleep at night for various reasons. Some are worried, others cannot find a good position or have restless legs syndrome. Whatever the reason, not being able to fall asleep is very irritating and can have a major effect on your daily life.
At times, we are all prone to feeling restless. When it is chronic, it can be a symptom of restless legs syndrome. It’s a sleep disorder characterized by an uncontrollable urge to move the lower legs. It is usually worse in the evening and at night, and complaints mainly occur when a person wants to rest. The complaints are reduced while moving, but as soon as the movement stops the symptoms appear. This makes it almost impossible to fall asleep.
The cause of RLS is unknown. It is probably due to a disturbance of nerve cells in the brain which control movement and reflexes. The condition appears to be hereditary. Sometimes, it is due to low iron levels or a side effect of other chronic diseases such as kidney failure or diabetes.
Lavender has a calming effect on the human body. Put a piece of lavender soap between your sheets, at your feet every evening. You should notice that the spasms and cramps decrease and your legs feel much calmer! It’s worth a try, right?
The lavender soap technique has not been scientifically proven, but many people indicate that it really works. Other users have wondered whether or not it had a placebo effect. A woman then reported that she put the soap under the sheets, without her husband’s knowledge, and that he immediately slept a lot better. So, it’s not just in your head – it really works. Make sure it is lavender soap; a normal soap bar usually does not work.