7 lifestyle changes to improve restless leg syndrome

If you, or someone you know, has restless leg syndrome, you’ll know how uncomfortable it can be. Symptoms include burning, twitching and crawling, and can be worse at night, making sleeping difficult.

Restless leg syndrome, or RLS, is a nerve condition, and because nerve health can be affected by diabetes, this may explain why people with diabetes are more likely to develop RLS.

However, there are a number of strategies that people use to improve RLS symptoms, and many of these stem from making lifestyle changes.

In this video we look at 7 lifestyle changes to help you deal with restless leg syndrome.

Visit Diabetes.co.uk for more information on restless leg syndrome and ways to improve your symptoms. And if you think we’ve missed some then leave your tips in the comments section below. You could also share your experiences in the Diabetes Forum. If you’re not already a member then sign up today, what works for you may just be able to help others too.

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Jack Woodfield

Jack is Editorial Manager of Diabetes.co.uk. He works hard, plays fair and sleeps whenever possible. He has type 1 diabetes, doesn't mind being called a "diabetic", and once won a talent show for dancing to Dario G’s 1997 hit “Sunchyme”.

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