Hi all. I am suffering with really bad restless legs syndrome. I can't stop yawning legs from moving. I'm kicking my OH in his sleep and he's getting fed up with me now. I've tried walking up and down the bedroom, having no caffeine before bed and rubbing my legs but nothing seems to work. it's driving me crazy as I'm at work full time. I need some help to ease it as I'm. not sleeping one bit.
Oh it's god awful isn't it? Brought to tears so many times because of it. That and lack of sleep made everything ten times worse!
In no particular order of success but all tried in desperation: Tonic water - just a glass not gluing gallons of it Salt n vinegar crisps Salty crackers from aldi Pickled onions Walking on a cold surface Flight stocking a couple of rennies Banana Glass of water before bed A bar of soap under sheet at your feet (sounds weird I know but it worked)
I had awful restless legs and I worked my way through many different combinations! Salty stuff seemed to work quite well.
On the positive side, disappeared completely once DD was born
I was thinking exactly the same. he keeps moaning he's tired cause of me keeping him up. he's not the one who walks to work or works 9 hours then when I do get home I sort the tea out. I clean the house down and now not sleeping cause of this.
he wants to know why I'm always mad or moody....there's your answer
you aren't alone! I suffer from restless legs anyway, im not 8 weeks and have been kept up by it most nights for weeks now! I work 40+ hours a week and have a 4 year old.....hard work isn't it! one on the many joys lol hoping it eases off, Iron sachets sound like a good idea will try that too! Hope yours eases off soon OP
Sympathy, i had this and it was awful. Still happens very occasionally (my Dc are primary age now!) but only a mild irritation.
It's time to review the split of who does what with your DP: it sounds like the current set up is unfair. A baby will generate masses more domestic work and obviously day/night care, much less paid work abd leisure time etc.
Will he do his fair share of things or expect you to continue to do it, as now, and care for the baby too?
If he wants more sleep he should be the one to use the sofa or whatever.
If you feel too exhausted to work and get there and back safely you could take pregnancy related sick leave. Working long days could exacerbate the problem.
sympathies tinyme I have RLS normally anyway but pregnancy is increasing the frequency unfortunately
things I find make it worse - sitting around not moving much...I would often get RLS at the theatre/on a coach etc. so maybe try not to be too static in the evening/just before bed? I'm not suggesting anything strenuous, but maybe a potter aorund doing normal little jobs just before bed? -dehydration (but this is just a vicious cycle of peeing/drinking right now!) -tiredness (ironic!)
I agree your dh should be more sympathetic, but I have found a complete change of scenery/position helps, so sleeping on the sofa or even just in a different bed MIGHT help sometimes, and might help you relax without irritating dh moaning (no offence) ;)
I've not connected it to anything dietary etc, but I ofetn fancy salty snacks, so maybe they help?