We'll return to the summer chronicles soon, but I had to post this.
The last few nights, I've suffered horribly from Restless Legs. I've always had a problem with it, but the "regular" medication (Requip) for it is super-expensive, so I've taken a different method to solve it. Due to unforeseen issues, that different method won't be available again until Thursday, so I've been a twitchy, kicky, unhappy sleeper.
Four nights of unsatisfying sleep has made me a total grouch, so I knew I had to get a decent night's sleep soon. When I laid down to drift off last night, the twitching started and I ended up flinging myself out of bed after 1/2 an hour. I would rather stay up all night than toss and turn while kicking and twitching my legs! Frustrated, I fired up the internet and began searching for home remedies for RLS. Interestingly enough, pretty much every site I visited recommended putting a (dry) bar of soap under your bottom sheet. Say wha....? I was desperate for sleep, so I grabbed a new bar of soap (Bath and Body Works vanilla, from a motel stay. What, you don't take the soap too? Well this was GOOD soap!) and slid it under my fitted sheet. Whenever I felt twitchy, I rubbed my foot over the soap and the twitches stopped. In fact, I fell asleep around 12:30 and slept until 7 - a record for me!
There's no scientific explanation for why it works. Some sites state that it must be a deodorant soap, and Ivory apparently doesn't work. I don't care either way, I'm just so relieved I had a non-twitchy night!