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How We Conquered Restless Legs

Our Story

I get it… You’ve had a long day. You wake up early, get the kids ready, drive to work, come home, cook dinner, get the kids tucked in for bed and you’re beat. You can’t wait to get to bed. So you crawl in bed, you read a book, and turn off your light, ready for that long awaited sleep.

And then…

Your legs are suddenly uncomfortable. They’re itchy on the inside, like little pin pricks of needles are tickling yet hurting at the same time. You have this irresistible urge to move your legs to get some relief, but no matter how many times you over or around, the sensations keep coming. Your legs may be still for a second or two, but inevitably, the urge to move them again comes back… Lack of sleep affects your mood, how you respond to others, overall performance, and relationships to those who are close to you.

I know this, because my wife and I lived with this disorder after the birth of our second child. It was so bad, and caused so much stress in our marriage, that we quit trying to sleep in the same room as each other (fortunately, that’s changed for us).

In our experience, when my wife had RLS, she would happily crawl in bed, crack a book and start drifting off. About 15 minutes after the light was turned off, I’d hear her legs start jerking around, or twitching. Not only did if affect her quality of sleep, but it greatly affected my sleep as well. This would go on for hours, until one of us moved. Approximately 5 of the 7 nights of the week, one of us would end up on the couch. Can you relate?

What Worked for My Wife

While my wife and I were trying to troubleshoot her restless legs, we decided to try a more natural route and spent months scouring research and publications for possible solutions. We stayed clear of pharmaceuticals, since some of the references prescriptions were for highly addictive substances like opioids and benzodiazepines.

We spent months doing research and we learned that there is a prominent link between RLS and magnesium deficiency. So what did we do? Experiment.

She tried multiple magnesium supplements: from dis-solvable powders, to magnesium tablets and pills. While the calming effect was nice, none of them provided the full relief that she needed to get a good night sleep.

So we kept digging.

Then we learned that transdermal magnesium [absorption through the skin] may be the trick, as some reports have indicated that transdermal magnesium chloride is absorbed in just 90 seconds!

Results?

First we tried magnesium oil. No go. While my wife experienced relief, the magnesium oil stung her legs.

So we created our own soothing, magnesium lotion made using just four ingredients: apricot oil, magnesium, mango butter and beeswax. It’s all-natural, without the addicting properties of some of the pharmaceuticals I discussed earlier.

The results? RELIEF and a good night sleep!

Applying just a small pea sized amount of our magnesium lotion on each of my wife’s legs resulted in a restful night sleep for BOTH of us, allowing us to finally sleep in the same bed again!

Several years later she no longer needs to use our magnesium lotion for her legs, but will occasionally apply it during the week on stressful days, to help calm her body and mind.

Now [important disclaimer here], I am not able to say that this lotion cured or treated my wife’s restless legs, because then the government would be all over me for making medical claims, which I cannot do, unless selling a pharmaceutical product.

But what I can say is that our hand crafted magnesium lotion calmed her legs and allowed her to finally get a good night sleep – restoring her sanity [and our marriage].

Try Magnesium Lotion For Yourself

We cannot promise results, nor can we say that it will help you. However, we encourage you to do the research yourself, try different products yourself, and even look at our review section for some of the success stories on our testimonials and shop page.

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