Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a condition in which your legs feel extremely uncomfortable while you're sitting or lying down. It makes you feel like getting up and moving around. When you do so, the unpleasant feeling of restless legs syndrome temporarily goes away.

Restless legs syndrome can begin at any age and generally worsens as you get older. Women are more likely than men to develop this condition. Restless legs syndrome can disrupt sleep — leading to daytime drowsiness — and make traveling difficult.

A number of simple self-care steps and lifestyle changes may help you. Restless Leg Syndrome is essentially an inflammatory condition. We recommend the Sitali Pranayam breath (under S in this archive), the anti-inflammation segment on our Yoga House Call DVD as well as the supplement circumin.

We also recommend meditating before bed. Please see the before bed meditation as given in the insomnia post on this archive.