The other night, I could NOT sleep. I was lying in bed, totally exhausted from the day, ready to pass out. However, that didn’t happen. Why? Because pregnancy makes your body do ridiculous things like suddenly have Restless Leg Syndrome when you’ve never had it before.
Want to know what RLS feels like? Imagine tiny little spiders walking up and down your legs and arms. Yeah. Its like that. Only less “horror-movie-ish”.
Anyway, I got about 2 hours of sleep that night. Seriously. I checked my FitBit.
Finally, at 4:00 a.m., realizing sleep was a distant dream (ha-sleep pun!) I did what anyone else would do: I complained on Facebook.
Thankfully, a friend of mine had a solution for me! She told me about a spray that she used to help her RLS; its made up of magnesium sulfate.
Being the awesome person that she is, she and her adorable weeks-old baby brought it by the house. I sprayed it all over my legs and arms immediately and then about half an hour or so before bed.
Y’all, I got the BEST sleep I have had in a while last night! For reals. My legs and arms weren’t tingling, I didn’t have the urge to kick my legs around; I felt so relaxed! I honestly could not believe how well this stuff works!
I started reading more about magnesium and its benefits. I knew magnesium helped Huff the Hubs stave off migraines, but that’s really all I knew. Turns out, magnesium is essential for good nerve health and may even help with insomnia!*
I consider this a Try It Tuesday WIN!
*Obviously, I’m not a doctor. If I was, I’d be typing this blog on my yacht overlooking Greece’s coastlline. Before you take any supplements, be sure to check with your doctor first to make sure it won’t interact with any medications you may be or or health issues you may have.