I can only speak from my own experience but I would say definitely YES! I'd had restless leg syndrome for years. Giving up diet soda was a huge help (and it is awful for your health anyway). My other recommendations:
- get as many preservatives, artificial colors & ingredients, and the like out of your diet (recommend going organic for dairy, as much meat as possible, and at least the 'dirty dozen' of fruits & vegetables - http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-9160/12-fruits-veggies-with-the-most-pesticides-2013-dirty-dozen.html and the 'dirty dozen' of seafood (http://livingmaxwell.com/dirty-dozen-of-fish)
- get as many toxic ingredients, if possible, out of your personal care products - you can go to the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep database to see just how toxic a particular product or ingredient is...you'd be surprised...something as seemingly benign as J&J's Baby Shampoo is a 3 on a scale of 10. Many other products are much, much worse, especially those with ingredients like 'fragrance'. Netflix has a great documentary called Chemerical that you may want to watch (more on that can be fond at http://www.chemicalnation.com/content/)
- as another poster mentioned, stretching (especially right before bed time) and staying physically active does help
- a good massage therapist may be of help to you (find one who does deep tissue, myofascial release or integrative massage); I now go weekly and feel it really works wonders for me
- sometimes drinking tonic water (which has quinine seemed to lessen symptoms)
- you may want to consult with a good nutritionist to see if you have any vitamin or mineral deficiencies.
I know how awful it is to not be able to sleep because you have to stretch or move to feel comfortable. Giving up or exchanging a few things I eat , drink or use was, for me, a small price to pay for significantly better/more sleep. Good luck!
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