Hello I’m new here. My RLS seemed to coincide with early menopause. Estrogen is a little sedating and seemed to help. Estrogen is also naturally lower at night. Sugar and alcohol intake seem to be definite triggers and it can take weeks for my system to balance out again when I indulge too much. Still, I have been on sugar free diet for months and still RLS can come up. Just recently went off estrogen completely after 15 years and many months tapering off. Sleep is harder to come by (average 4 hours) and even in the day my calves feel a little tight. I don’t gave RLS pain, it just feels like electrical energy is running through my calves and I need to shake it off. Cannabis is legal here now and I found it helps but it makes me deppressed next day. RLS specific med caused rebound. Muscle relaxers work and anything anti-anxiety but EVERYTHING has a side affect and a price I’m not willing to pay. Valerian root can work if iRLS is not severe. Also I take benedryl and melatonin for sleepinrss. Again, they help but don’t cure. Oddly, eating meat seems to help or maybe its coincidental. Everytime I think I have it figured out it changes. Super frustrating! Inability to fall and/or stay asleep seems to coincide. My schedule is irratic because of it. I’m always trying to catch up on sleep in the day. I would give almost anything to sleep normally.