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by leanmusclemass
Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: DIY Foot Hammock
Replies: 5
Views: 2255

Re: DIY Foot Hammock

Thanks, Polar! I’ve figured it out now: the problem was tipping and creeping. So I’ve tied the towel to the base of the bed: this gives you both a firm attachment and a natural division of the towel, so each foot is separate. I’ve out beach sandals under the arms of the kneeler, so it can’t move. De...
by leanmusclemass
Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: DIY Foot Hammock
Replies: 5
Views: 2255

Re: DIY Foot Hammock

It is quite. The problem I’m having now is attaching it firmly to bed or floor so it doesn’t move. But it feels lovely!
by leanmusclemass
Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: DIY Foot Hammock
Replies: 5
Views: 2255

DIY Foot Hammock

Hello again! This is an adaptation of a product, which you can buy for about £8.00. It’s a gardeners’ folding kneeler and seat. I’ve put it at the bottom of my bed, so that it’s in the ‘kneeler’ position (ie, legs in the air). I’ve then taken a long towel and knotted it across the legs, so that it f...
by leanmusclemass
Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: DIY Sleep Harness (video)
Replies: 1
Views: 1613

Re: DIY Sleep Harness (video)

Can’t figure out how to delete a post. I’ve taken this down from youtube, pending improvements in safety and comfort. I’ll put a new video up when I’ve got a better version.
by leanmusclemass
Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Simple DIY bed adaptation: The Foot Treader.
Replies: 11
Views: 3517

Re: Simple DIY bed adaptation: The Foot Treader.

Hi EeFall.

It is funny sometimes. My doctor is a terribly nice but very earnest german man. I tell him things like: 'I have to get into the birthing position with my legs hanging off the back of the sofa’, and he looks all serious and concerned, butI’m pretty sure he’s thinking ‘mental health’. :0)
by leanmusclemass
Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Simple DIY bed adaptation: The Foot Treader.
Replies: 11
Views: 3517

Re: Simple DIY bed adaptation: The Foot Treader.

It should be possible to replicate that in bed. If you had a reasonably high ‘hump’ (which was fixed), you could hang your leg(s) off that. I found last night that if I lay on my front (I often sleep on my front), wedged my knees into the back of my foot treader, and then raised my legs when the fee...
by leanmusclemass
Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Simple DIY bed adaptation: The Foot Treader.
Replies: 11
Views: 3517

Re: Simple DIY bed adaptation: The Foot Treader.

Hi ViewAskew The trouble with beds is that they’re just not designed with RLS people in mind. I often used to prefer the sofa. I used to find that if I got into the ‘birthing position’, with my feet hanging off the back of it, I could just about stop the feeling. Whether it’s possible to actually sl...
by leanmusclemass
Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Simple DIY bed adaptation: The Foot Treader.
Replies: 11
Views: 3517

Re: Simple DIY bed adaptation: The Foot Treader.

Thanks Polar Bear. That’s exactly what this is, an adjustable footboard. What I realised was, I wanted to be *slightly cramped* (at my will), so that my body naturally pushes against something at both ends. I’ve been sleeping on the sofa, which just happens to have hard padded armrests and is exactl...
by leanmusclemass
Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: Simple DIY bed adaptation: The Foot Treader.
Replies: 11
Views: 3517

Simple DIY bed adaptation: The Foot Treader.

Hello everyone. This is a simple DIY bed adaptation you could try: The Restless Legs DIY Foot Treader. It gives you a fixed, padded platform in your bed to brace your feet against. Walk on it, push against it, flip your feet over the top of it - whatever relieves the feeling. Couldn't be simpler: 1....
by leanmusclemass
Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:17 am
Forum: Physical Treatments
Topic: DIY Sleep Harness (video)
Replies: 1
Views: 1613

DIY Sleep Harness (video)

Hi all! I’ve had RLS for about three years, and it drives me beyond reason. I’ve been on pramipexole for a while, but I’m starting to get augmentation. Hence: the sleep harness. As you will see, this is a device which you can easily make yourself from cheap bits and pieces (total cost less than £20)...