How I Treat my RLS

by Chris Anderson
(Sleep Tips Forum Submission)

I use a tens unit (muscle stimulator) for restless leg syndrome. I noticed that the RLS irritation that runs down my legs starts in the nerves on the left side of my sacrum. So I put two tens pads on the left there before bed and just turn the tens machine on in the middle of the night if my RLS acts up. It works great.

I've had severe RLS since I was a child but am not bothered much by it anymore. I wasn't able to tolerate any of the RLS drugs (and I've tried just about every one.) Now I usually only have to turn the machine on about five nights a month.

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