I am 51 and have had RLS since at least my early 20s. I did not know it had a name until about 10 years ago when someone in my office was diagnosed with it and then I looked it up. Bottom line is that I do not like doctors. My solution is that I sleep on the floor. I start the night in bed with my wife, but after about 30 minutes, I sleep on the floor beside the bed. I find that the hardness of the floor pressing against the muscles in my legs gives me some relief. I have a blanket and pillow down there and have not spent a whole night in a bed in over 25 years. Thinking back on it, my father never slept in a bed either. It is not perfect and I do not really fall asleep until the wee hours of the morning when exhaustion takes over, but it is how I saurvive.
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