Can a bar of soap cure nighttime leg cramps? According to many people’s anecdotal accounts, the answer is a definite “yes”. People say that putting a bar of fresh soap (unscented) in their bed at night relieves their leg cramps and helps them sleep better.
As to why this unusual remedy works, one common theory is that the soap gives off the chemical magnesium, which in turn relieves leg cramps. That’s because the mineral is important in alleviating muscle pain.
This soap remedy is rumored to also help people with restless leg syndrome (RLS), although this has not been scientifically proven. RLS is a disorder where a person has a sudden urge or need to move his or her legs to stop unpleasant sensations.
It seems that many people swear by this home remedy after trying it. If you regularly suffer from nighttime leg cramps or RLS it’s probably worth a try, as it’s a solution many of us have in our homes already.
Of course if you have persistent muscle cramping or prefer to rely on scientific evidence, then a visit to healthcare provider. You can talk to them about ways to increase your magnesium intake and look into the the possible causes of your leg cramping.
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