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What is the reason that people's legs spin uncontrollably when they get into bed? How can this be prevented ahead of time?

What is the reason that people's legs spin uncontrollably when they get into bed? How can this be prevented ahead of time?

glossy-kiddo24

It’s probably Restless Leg Syndrome. You can prevent it somewhat by exercising & staying hydrated, but it’s also not easy to prevent/get rid of.


HazyDaisy89

I usually get up and walk around and stretch my legs.. sometimes ibuprofen or Tylenol seems to help.. thankfully I've only experienced this a few times but it does suck! I've even had it in my arms before


glossy-kiddo24

i’ve heard of tylenol or advil working! my mom has RL so that’s where i’ve heard a ton of this.


twojabs

I'm up in the exercise but probably low on hydration. Can you permanently prevent it? It's just agony :( only thing that works is menthol rub on my feet.


glossy-kiddo24

No, it’s not permanently preventable. You could maybe look into ADD or ADHD meds because those can be overlapping with restlessness? But you probably can’t get Ritalin or something like that without a real prescription.


twojabs

I'm in the UK so it's a take what you get offered situation.


buildin_robos

This is commonly caused by the 360 gyroscope built into the hips of most humans when your accelerometer is out of whack. If your legs are spinning too many times as you get into bed, you can pick up a new accelerometer online to prevent constant whirling so you only get a few spins. Also, if you lean back into bed legs up, the spins don't have to come into contact with your bed, and it doubles as a low power fan.


twojabs

I will most certainly look into that to save electricity.


pokethugg

It means she's orgasming


twojabs

Well, yes in essence. I think. Good shout actually.


Aiure

Restless leg syndrome. I get it because of fibromyalgia. I take magnesium, and it helps a bit. Though I also take an antidepressant that makes RLS worse so some nights it's just unbearable.


twojabs

Interesting, I hear magnesium is good for muscle cramps, could be the same thing? I'm not on antidepressants, but this is almost every night :(


Aiure

Magnesium is supposed to be good for cramps and twitches, so it's a staple for people with RLS. I've tried a few kinds of magnesium and have so far reacted best to magnesium bisglycinate, which is a mild form meant for sensitive systems. Potassium is also good for alleviating twitches, though for some reason it's not recommended as much as magnesium for RLS.


twojabs

This is possibly the most useful advice I've had on Reddit


HazyDaisy89

Try getting up and walking around or stretching your legs out


twojabs

I'd go for a walk if it was safe in my area :( flip it's just sore !!


HazyDaisy89

Dang that sucks, maybe some Tylenol or Ibuprofen would help


ukiddingme2469

You talking restless leg syndrome? Tons online about it. Go have fun


twojabs

I shall give it a Google


ukiddingme2469

If it's super bad go talk to your doctor about it. Me, when I get it, I do leg stretching. Drink a big glass of ice cold milk to wash down the unhealthy about of ibuprofen and try to sleep


twojabs

I've been just suffering with it because that's what my family do. It's all eased over time but still there.


ukiddingme2469

You might benefit from a muscle relaxer but your doctor would have to prescribe


Chariot-of-Belenus

Walk up and down some stairs.


twojabs

Actually, that sounds relieving and it was!


twojabs

Thank you all for the advice!


Coco_X0

Sounds like restless leg syndrome or a very flexible leg or both


ac5d82f94b

What do you mean, spin?


twojabs

Rotate, unecessarily. For instance I could be lying there and they are just going zoom zoom. Restless leg style.


ac5d82f94b

You mean like bouncing? Or spasms? Occasionally I just have anxiety or I'm not fully comfortable so my leg twitches. It isn't intentional. It's actually rather frustrating for me too.


twojabs

Bit of both. There just "go" and are hot


CarbonFrozen423

What?


twojabs

Do you ever lie in bed and your legs just want to move uncontrollably?


misanthropewolf11

That’s called restless leg syndrome and it sucks. I take medication for it daily.


twojabs

Omg what do you take because this is disturbing my also no end.


misanthropewolf11

Mirapex. It’s prescription only but it’s not a controlled substance so your doctor will give it to you probably.


twojabs

I must run a half marathon every night!


CarbonFrozen423

No.


twojabs

Fortunate!


sithelephant

Appropriate ropework.


twojabs

Say whut?


sithelephant

It may not have been a completely serious comment.


twojabs

Yes but I'm interested... For purely experiential purposes


sithelephant

Shibari.