For some people it’s just impossible to sit still, especially at night when it’s finally time to relax and fall asleep.
Anybody suffering from restless leg syndrome (RLS) knows how frustrating it can be for you (or your partner) when you can’t stop jiggling your leg all night long.
While many people live with RLS, doctors still don’t really know why it happens or how to treat this pesky fidgeting problem.
Many doctors recommend exercise and therapeutic relaxation techniques to calm RSL, though in some serious cases prescription medication may seem like the only solution.
But there’s one RLS treatment you’ve probably never heard of before: soap.
If you’ve never tried placing a bar of soap at the foot of your bed before falling asleep, you might want to do it tonight.
Nobody knows why it works, but over the years many people suffering from RSL swear that putting an opened bar of soap at the foot of the best can actually cure the fidgeting.
During an episode of “The Dr. Oz Show,” Dr. Mehmet Oz recommended that viewers try placing a bar of lavender soap beneath their sheets at night, since lavender alone is a relaxing scent.
However, tons of people dealing with RLS fully believe that a bar of plain ivory soap works just as well as any.
So why does this trick work? Honestly, nobody really knows, but it’s definitely worth a shot!