How can I cope with restless leg syndrome (RLS)?

Behavioral changes to help restless legs syndrome include:
  • Exercise: Regular exercise such as walking or riding an exercise bike may relieve the symptoms of restless legs syndrome. Exercising too much or at too great of an intensity can actually increase symptoms.
  • Stress reduction techniques: Stress can aggravate restless legs syndrome. Activities that help you relax, such as yoga, meditation or other techniques, can reduce the symptoms. This approach is especially helpful before bed.
  • Quit smoking and drink less caffeine and alcohol: Each of these may worsen the symptoms of restless legs syndrome.  Avoiding them may help restless legs syndrome.
  • Massage your legs or soak in a hot bath: Doing so can help relax your muscles and ease the symptoms of restless legs syndrome.

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