It seems that I have developed restless legs syndrome. At least that is the only disorder that could explain my symptoms. I am that type who doesn’t feel pain just the irritating tingling-squeezing sensation. Only when I go to sleep at night. Of course, ignoring the feeling is not enough because then my calf gets pissed off and starts moving involuntarily. It stops being funny at 3 am hahaha.
I looked up the causes…pretty much unknown. No cure. Some advice. Suggestions include keeping a healthy diet, exercising, and reducing stress. Ok, so I already do all of those. I pay attention to the levels of vitamins and minerals I need. I am not anemic. What else? Oh, apparently some experts say that I shouldn’t go to sleep until I feel totally exhausted which means that my funny legs couldn’t interfere with falling asleep because I am too tired. Or I can get up and walk fast for a while. Both are awesome. It is now 1 am and I am not exhausted at all (when will I be…hmmm?). And when I finally feel sleepy, I will have to get up to walk. Sorry, I am laughing at my misery especially when I think of the other possible solution which is taking addictive muscle relaxers 😀
On a more serious note, sleep was always an interesting enemy. When I was a child, I could not enjoy sleeping because I had terrible nightmares. When I was a teen, I had some good years and sleeping made me very happy. Then I started using alcohol to sleep. In the last few months I started loving my sleep time again. I want to sleep. After so many years, I am not afraid to go to bed anymore. Now my body says NO. I do know that my body is trying to tell me something. I just have to figure out what,