My partner has had severe RLS for 13 years. He's been involved in RLS studies at the Imperial College London and tried the pharmaceuticals prescribed by doctors etc but nothing worked long term.
Through experimentation and hours of research over recent years we've slowly come across 2 solutions that ease it using supplements (see below), exercise (40-80 mins walk at least a day, healthy diet (food combining such as not mixing proteins and starches in a meal) and less coffee (1 a day) and only treats like chocolate, ice cream or puddings (once a week).
The solutions we've found so far are....
1 x Iron and vitamin C supplement (from Holland and Barratt) and 1x Folic Acid (also from Holland and Barratt) each night right before going to bed. It took a few weeks to see the effects but he is not throwing himself around every night and is sleeping more deeply.
The other combination that seems to work is 1 x Folic Acid and 1x B-Complex and B12 (Holland and Barratt) before bed.
Also, a hot bath for 15-20 mins twice a week in a cup of Epsom Salts. 10 min leg massages once or twice a week focusing on the hip/groin area ( part of the spinothalamic tract), calf muscles, ankles and the bottom of the feet.
I hope it helps others
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