Yup, I'm one of those soap people, but wait.
My whole family, and my uncle, aunts, grandmother, while she was still living, use and used soap in the bed. They avoid doctors like no adults I have ever met before, they will try anything else until it's critical to go to a doctor.
This my be a genetic component to our own RLS, but most all of my family, get bad nocturnal leg cramps, along with the RLS. My grandmother use to shot straight up out of bed, and while it woke us up, no one could do a thing to help her. She would slam some calcium and have to wait an hour or so to go back to bed.
Not after she put the soap in her sheets. She just didn't have them much anymore, with the exception of a high sugar intake day.
I don't think it helps at all for my RLS, even though I have tightening in my muscles, they aren't cramps.
I still put three bars ( hotel size) in there and maybe I play with them at night,
, who knows. Maybe it's mind HEALTHY, maybe not, but I will try many things.
I can say that YES it does work for cramps..........
, the old fashion girl kinds. I put a small thin hotel size next to my skin, under the belly button, and within minutes all cramping is gone. I swear by it and have for 4-5 years now.
Overworked or strained muscles, same thing, I use an ace bandage or tape it where it hurts. That works pretty good too.
*minor statement for safety reason, if you feel that you've really injured yourself, don't wait see a doc. muscles that are torn have a short life to be repair and heal properly.*
And Matt, nice smelling sheets, are always a nice thing.