What causes RLS? In July of 2007, researchers discovered a gene variant for RLS, which helps explain why it may be traced through generations in families. Researchers believe this gene increases one’s risk for a type of hereditary RLS, known as primary or familial RLS. Is there a cure for RLS? There is currently no cure for RLS. However, in most cases RLS symptoms can be controlled through lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, and medical treatments as appropriate.
Often, minimizing stress can alleviate symptoms of sleep bruxism among adults and symptoms often disappear on their own in children. For severe and persistent bruxism, a dentist may prescribe an oral appliance made of soft plastic to protect the teeth. Self-directed therapies, such as jaw-aligning exercises, may also help.
Insomnia can take a toll on all aspects of your life, not just your sleep. The good new is that there are plenty of medical treatment options. Find out more about them and talk to your doctor to see which one might be a good fit.