What are the best ways to treat restless legs syndrome?
If your symptoms are mild, a few lifestyle changes may be enough to control your symptoms. Some changes that may help:
- Avoid tobacco, alcohol, and caffeine.
- Keep your bedroom cool, quiet, and comfortable, and use it only for sleeping, not for watching TV.
- Get regular exercise.
- Massage the leg or the arm, or use heat or ice packs.
Severe Symptom Treatments
When symptoms are more severe, medicines may help control the urge to move and help you sleep. There are different types of medicine. Talk to your doctor about finding the one that works best for you.