Medicinal remedies can be very expensive and harsh on your body. Not to mention there aren't remedies for every ailment we face.
This is why home remedies are so great! You spend a lot less money, they're all natural, and there are often treatments for those nagging pains that doctors can't diagnose.
Putting a bar of soap under your fitted bed sheet is a proven treatment for a very common medical condition that almost 50% of people report they suffer from. I know it sounds a little weird, but people swear by it! So what does it help with?
Restless leg syndrome and nightly leg cramps can often be treated by putting soap under your sheets!
Restless leg syndrome is a neurological disorder where a person feels discomfort in their legs while resting. They can also be called charley horses. Usually, moving your leg while cramping will make the pain worse. "Leg cramps normally occur because of excessive exercise, mineral and vitamin deficiencies, and dehydration."
While there is no known root cause, kidney failure, diabetes, pregnancy, and alcohol consumption have all been linked to it.
42% of people who suffer from restless leg syndrome or nightly leg cramps have found putting soap under their sheet helps treat their pain. Doctors believe this is because of the magnesium in the soap, which can help reduce leg cramps.
Dr. Oz suggests that lavender soap helps relax your body while you're trying to sleep, so it's your best option.
While it may sound like a myth, there are people who have tried this method and praise its effectiveness.
"I herniated a disc in my lower back in 1997," says one posted on Steady Health. "It was so bad that it caused nerve damage. I have suffered tremendous pain in my lower back and right leg for 11 years now. I was told to put a bar of soap under my sheets to help alleviate the pain. I tried it, and it actually worked. I have not been able to sleep in my bed for almost 10 years. I've slept in a recliner all of that time. It has been my 3rd day with the bar soap between my sheets and I actually awoke this morning with NO pain whatsoever. I would recommend trying it. I know is sounds cooky, but so far so good. Hope this helps!!!"
"When my mother used soap to relieve pain and also leg cramps, I thought she might be fooling herself," says another. " Now, I have several bars in bed with me each night, placing them wherever the pain appears from feet to head. It works for me and for my husband, and we also use any type of soap. It does not take away the reason for the pain, but it does allow me to get to sleep when the pain interferes. It is very much worth the try!"
Make sure the soap you choose is is natural with an essential-oil based scent.
Have you tried this trick before?