Calcium deficiency can cause restless leg
syndrome. I’m Lauren Roy at Sugar Hollow Farm in Phillipston, Mass. If you’ve got that feeling
at night when you sit down and you finally relax after your hard day of work and you
feel like your legs just want to twitch and you feel like you’ve got ants crawling up
your legs, you might have what’s now being termed restless leg syndrome. It can be used
by a calcium deficiency. If you are not a person who eats a lot of green leafy vegetables
or drinks a lot of milk, then you may find that you’re having this problem at night.
The reason why it happens mostly at night is because you’re finally sitting down and
you’re finally relaxing and your muscles are starting to relax, but they can’t because
there isn’t a lot of calcium and magnesium running through them, which helps your muscles
stay soft. So if you have this feeling in your legs, you may want to get a calcium supplement.
You want to take it in smaller doses during the day and take it again at bedtime, this
will help promote a nice, restful sleep and help your muscles relax. You can also have
a nice glass of warm milk before you go to bed, which will also help your muscles relax
and help you not feel that restless feeling in your legs. There are a lot of medications
out on the market that deal with this but they have so many side effects that you might
want to try a natural remedy first and see if that route doesn’t work better for you.
I’m Lauren Roy at Sugar Hollow Farm in Phillipston, Mass.