It came to me in a flash after watching an interview with the producer of the Victorian Age Experience on Breakfast TV. In Victorian times some poor individuals had to sleep standing up leaning over a series of ropes. Now would that not be a marvellous contraption to have in the bedroom in case RLS prevented one from sleeping lying down. I am typing this sitting up in bed with my legs stretched out trying to escape the traumas of rls.
For the record I am 70 and after a prostate operation in 2012 my rls became intolerable. I was prescribed Ropinirole but found that by taking one 50gm Tramadol capsule and one 0.50gm Ropinirole tablet I was able to sleep soundly every night until last night when I fear that the medication is starting not to work!