Many people turn to natural and home remedies as possible treatments for their ailments and health problems, as they are highly effective and do not cause any of the harsh side effects of conventional medications. In addition, they are much cheaper, completely safe and easy to use. Have you ever heard of restless leg syndrome?


This common medical condition affects approximately 50% of the population and is characterized by leg cramps at night. Actually, restless legs syndrome is a neurological disorder that causes discomfort in the legs while you are resting.

The pain is further aggravated if you move your leg while cramping. This condition is most commonly the result of dehydration, mineral and vitamin deficiencies, and excessive exercise. However, it can also be caused by pregnancy, alcohol abuse, diabetes, and kidney failure.

But how would a bar of soap under the sheets help?

Apparently, placing a bar of soap under the sheets when sleeping can alleviate this disorder.

More than 42% of people with this condition report positive effects after trying this trick, and doctors believe that the beneficial effect is due to the magnesium contained in the soap.

Due to its calming and relaxing properties, Dr. Oz suggests that lavender soap is the best option to try. Choose a soap that is based on all-natural essential oil. People who have tried this trick claim that it is highly effective.

These are some experiences shared by people on social networks and some websites:

“ In 1997 I suffered a herniated disc in my lower back. It was so bad it caused nerve damage. I have suffered tremendous pain in my lower back and right leg for 11 years.

They told me to put a bar of soap under my sheets to help ease the pain. I tried it, and it really worked. I had not been able to sleep in my bed for almost 10 years.

I’ve slept in a recliner all that time. But this has been my third day with the bar soap between my sheets and I actually woke up this morning without any pain. I would recommend trying it. It may sound absurd, but so far everything is fine. “- wrote a man.


Another girl commented:

“ When my mother used soap to relieve pain and also leg cramps, I thought she might be fooling herself. Now, I have several bars on the bed with me each night, placing them wherever the pain appears from head to toe. It works for me and my husband, and we also use any type of soap. It doesn’t treat the cause of the pain, of course, but it allows me to sleep when the pain interferes. It is worth a try “

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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