Sleep Disorders/RLS

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My legs don't bother me that much but the back of my Left arm will wake me from a dead sleep. I call it the creeps. I can only remedy it with pushups or running hot shower water over it. 85% effective.

If I don't do one of the two as soon as I fall asleep it will wake me up. Feels like worms moving thru my triceps. I am 56 and it started coming on about 12 years ago. What is going on?

Are there any solutions other than what I mentioned?

Thanks

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Does sound like restless leg syndrome which can effect arms too,  I suggest you ask the doctor or sleep physician about trying requip which is for RLS.  I would also try taking the hot shower right before you go to sleep.Also  here are some great links that really go into detail on rls and what helps it.

 http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/r/restless_legs_syndrome/treatments.htm

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/restless_legs/restless_legs.htm


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19284179


also valerian root can be found in health food store 800mg. daily for 8 weeks

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