RLS Treatment Options

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  1. schedule every day, including weekends.
  2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine such as soaking in a hot bath or hot tub and then reading a book or listening to soothing music.
  3. Create a sleep environment that is dark, quiet, comfortable, and cool.
  4. Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows.
  5. Use your bedroom only for sleep and sex.
  6. Finish eating at least two to three hours before your regular bedtime.
  7. Exercise regularly, but complete your workout at least a few hours before bedtime.
  8. Avoid caffeine (e.g., coffee, tea, soft or energy drinks) close to bedtime, as it can keep you awake.
  9. Avoid nicotine (e.g., cigarettes, tobacco products) too close to bedtime.
  10. Avoid alcohol close to bedtime.

For people who are unable to find symptom relief through lifestyle changes, medical treatments are available. Find a sleep professional in your area.