Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a sensory disorder causing an urge to move or shake your legs due to a difficult to describe unpleasant feelings when at rest.
Restless leg syndrome is typically described as aching, tingling, burning, painful, creeping, crawling or unpleasant feeling, for which movement eases the inexplicable feeling.
RLS is common in pregnant women, and it usually occurs during the last 3 months of pregnancy. Normally subsiding shortly after the bouncing baby is delivered.
Since your restless leg can make it difficult to fall asleep, you might want to try some natural lifestyle adjustment treatments to improve or relieve your restless leg shaking:
- using heat or ice packs
- adopt good sleep habits
- taking a hot or cold bath
- massaging the leg or arm
- avoid tobacco, alcohol, caffeine
- walking, stretching, other moderate exercise program
- medicines ~ antidepressants, anti-nausea, antipsychotic, antihistamine
When all lifestyle changes fail to relieve your restless leg shaking, aching and tingling sensation, then see your health care provider for further attempts. There are medicines that can help treat more severe symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome.