If you are averse to seeing a doctor as I am, here are some survival techniques. No matter how tired, do not sleep in - I have to be up no later than 8:00 AM. No naps during the day and no caffeine after noon. Take up to 1,000 mg of Ibuprofen before bed. Ibuprofen does nothing for the RLS, but at least it takes away other aches and pains. SLEEP ON THE FLOOR. The hardness of the floor pressing abainst the muscles in my legs, gives me some relief. I am 54 and have not slept in a bed for close to 25 years. If I do all of this and am VERY VERY lucky, I can be asleep by 1:00 AM if I go to bed at 11:00 PM. However it is a crap shoot and very often I am still awake til around 3:00 to 4:00 AM. RLS is a medical condition and if the definition of a home remedy is something that you can do without a prescription, then there is no home remedy for RLS.
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