Heated Mattress Pad Helps Restless Leg Syndrome

We recently just started carrying Sunbeam Heated Mattress Pads. My mother in law always complains about sleeping cold at night so I decided to take one home to her.  My Father in Law wasn’t as excited as her at first.  Until the next morning when he said he slept like a baby.  See, my Father In Law has Restless Leg Syndrome. It all started about 12 years ago when he was diagnosed with Diabetes. The heat of the pad has been a success for him and he has been sleeping well ever since:)

What is Restless Leg Syndrome?

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder characterized by unpleasant sensations in the legs and an uncontrollable urge to move when at rest in an effort to relieve these feelings. RLS sensations are often described by people as burning, creeping, tugging, or like insects crawling inside the legs. Often called paresthesias (abnormal sensations) or dysesthesias (unpleasant abnormal sensations), the sensations range in severity from uncomfortable to irritating to painful.

The most distinctive or unusual aspect of the condition is that lying down and trying to relax activates the symptoms. As a result, most people with RLS have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. Left untreated, the condition causes exhaustion and daytime fatigue. Many people with RLS report that their job, personal relations, and activities of daily living are strongly affected as a result of their exhaustion. They are often unable to concentrate, have impaired memory, or fail to accomplish daily tasks.

Read More Here at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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