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Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS): Causes and Treatment

Posted in on Jan 10, 2023. Tags: ,

Restless leg syndrome (RLS), also known as Willis-Ekbom disease, is a neurological sensory disorder that compels people to move their legs to relieve uncomfortable sensations in the legs and feet. It affects up to 10 percent of the population, according to the National Institutes of Health.

RLS symptoms usually occur in the evening and nighttime and are frequently most severe when people with the condition are trying to rest. RLS can also occur at any time of day during an extended period of inactivity or sitting, such as when traveling, being at the movies or sitting at a desk.

Restless Leg Syndrome Causes

Restless Leg Syndrome causes are unknown, but researchers think it may be related to a dopamine imbalance that affects brain chemistry, according to the Mayo Clinic. RLS isn’t always related to underlying medical issues, but sometimes it does occur in conjunction with other disorders, including peripheral neuropathy (commonly associated with diabetes), iron deficiency, kidney failure and spinal cord problems.

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Sleep to Reduce Anxiety: The Natural Treatment

Posted in on Oct 10, 2022. Tags: , ,

We all experience anxiety at some point in our lives and for varying lengths of time. In this post, we'll talk about how we can use natural remedies like sleep, relaxation exercises, and mindfulness to reduce anxiety in our everyday.

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Nightmares, Night Terrors, and Sleeplessness

Posted in on Aug 22, 2022. Tags: , , ,

Nightmares and night terrors are the most frightening causes of sleeplessness. Surprising to many, nightmares and night terrors are entirely separate phenomena and occur in different stages of sleep. Nightmares tend to happen during REM sleep, whereas night terrors typically occur earlier before you enter the REM cycle. 

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Common Causes of Insomnia

Posted in on Jun 7, 2022. Tags:

Insomnia is defined as a sleep disorder in which a person has difficulty falling or staying asleep, even when they have the chance to do so. Insomnia affects many people around the world. In fact, it occurs in 10%-50% of the global population. However, not all types of insomnia are the same. Here you can read about common causes of insomnia and how they may be treated.

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