The sun is down, you’ve changed into your cosiest pyjamas, and you’re ready to hop into bed, but there’s one thing that’s fidgeting in your way: Restless Leg Syndrome.
Keep reading to find out if you have RLS and how a weighted blanket can relieve your restless nights.
Restless Leg Syndrome, or RLS, is a nervous disorder that affects your ability to relax your legs. It usually appears as uncomfortable sensations in the leg which intensify when you try to relax your body or go to sleep.
Mild cases may not show symptoms every night, but there are more severe cases where it becomes impossible to get a good night’s rest. Sleep deprivation from RLS can cause extreme fatigue and other health risks.
RLS affects over 9 million people in the UK alone.
While RLS can develop at any age, there are certain risk factors that are directly related to it:
Additionally, RLS affects your overall health and can contribute to a higher risk of:
RLS doesn’t have to be as bad as you think! While there are no cures for RLS, the symptoms can be effectively treated. There are plenty of home remedies that you can try to reduce your fidgeting feet.
But if you really want a solution that doesn’t compromise on some of your favourite things, then it sounds like you need to invest in a weighted blanket.
Many people with RLS, and even doctors, agree that weighted blankets can help alleviate restless legs at night. That’s because Deep Pressure Touch evenly applies weight to your body, providing a comforting hug.
Well, when you have RLS, your legs are unable to stop moving. This can be a result of nerves, overthinking, or other preexisting conditions.
A weighted blanket applies pressure to your body, like a massage. The pressure will ease up tense muscles and relax your body and nervous system.
Once relaxed and under the comforting weight of the blanket, it’ll be much easier to drift off to sleep.
Weighted blankets have proven to reduce stress and anxiety, both of which are major contributors to RLS.
“I have RLS and it gets so hard to sleep at night. The kudd.ly weighted blanket has been a godsend. I purchased the cooling blanket option because I get night sweats as well, and it has done wonders in keeping me cool and keeping my RLS from acting up.” – Harry K.
“I bought a weighted blanket. This is the best thing I have ever bought I have fibromyalgia and I find that it helps with my restless legs and helps me to sleep. Love it would recommend.” – Christine C.
“Love my blanket, it is ideal for my restless legs and arthritis and helps me sleep so much better” – Sally P.
“I originally bought 2 kuddly blankets for my son, who can be very restless at bedtime and my mum, who has suffered with restless legs for almost 40 years. I only wish I’d bought sooner!!! These blankets are soft, comfortable and have enough weight to settle a wriggly 8 year old, as well as calm and relax restless legs. The best thing is, they’re washable!!! I’ve bought another 2 blankets (the following week) for my husband and nephew. I’m seriously considering more!!!” – HPmum
“Amazing PRoduct, Sceptical at first about what it could help with. First night took some getting use to. Since then slept better every night. So far no restless legs or fibromyalgia flare ups. Highly recommend.” – Joyce D.
“I have restless legs and so I was amazed at how well the kuddly blankets work. My husband is a hot sleeper and is always sweating, so I got myself the regular weighted blanket and him the cooling blanket. Its safe to say we both have hit the jackpot! Love these blankets. Thanks kuddly!!!” – Sarah L.