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Article: Best Sheets for Restless Leg Syndrom

best sheets for restless leg syndrome

Best Sheets for Restless Leg Syndrom

Living with Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) can significantly impact sleep quality. The best sheets for Restless Leg Syndrome can potentially ease the discomfort associated with this condition.

But what are the best sheets for this condition? Simply put, sheets made from natural materials like cotton, can provide a comfortable sleep environment for individuals with RLS.

In this guide, we will delve into the pivotal role that the right bed sheets play in alleviating symptoms of RLS and explore why opting for high-thread-count cotton sheets like our sateen bed sheets could be a beneficial choice.

Ready? Let's jump in! 

What this article covers:

The Role of Bed Sheets in Alleviating RLS

Creating a conducive sleep environment is known to be an essential factor in managing RLS since the symptoms often worsen at night and interfere with sleep​.

Here's what to consider when choosing sheets for RLS:

Why Cotton Sheets With High-Thread Count Matter

The discomfort brought on by RLS often intensifies during the night, making quality sleep elusive for those affected. A crucial factor that can aid in alleviating the discomfort to an extent is the choice of bed sheets.

Opting for sheets that are smooth, breathable, and gentle on the skin can create an environment that can help you get as much sleep as the condition allows.

We recommend high-quality cotton sheets with their soft and breathable nature. They allow for better air circulation, keeping the skin cool and less irritated during the night, also making them some of the best bed sheets for sensitive skin.

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The thread count contributes to the sheet's softness and smoothness, providing a sleek finish that is gentle to the touch, minimizing friction that could potentially cause additional irritation beyond the RLS symptoms.

For those in search of these benefits, our Lavish Luxury 800 Thread Count 100% Cotton Sateen sheet set and the Indulgent Luxury 1000 Thread Count 100% Cotton Sateen sheet set are worthy options.

Besides being some of the best hypoallergenic sheets thanks to their 100% cotton composition, both sets are crafted to provide smooth, soft sleeping conditions that could be a solace to those with RLS.

How Weighted Blankets Can Help

Weighted blankets have emerged as a supportive tool for individuals with RLS, offering a non-pharmaceutical approach to dealing with symptoms. These specially designed blankets are known for their potential to alleviate stress and anxiety, which are often associated with RLS.

By providing gentle, even pressure across the body, weighted blankets can induce a calming effect, helping to settle restless legs and promote better sleep​.

Based on our observations, the science behind the efficacy of weighted blankets for RLS is rooted in deep touch pressure therapy. This therapeutic technique supports sensory modulation, which in turn, can reduce anxiety.

The pressure can encourage the body to produce serotonin, a hormone associated with feelings of happiness and relaxation. As serotonin levels increase, the body can also produce more melatonin, the hormone responsible for sleep regulation.

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This cascade of hormonal changes can foster a more restful sleep environment, which is crucial for individuals struggling with RLS​.

Investing in a high-quality weighted blanket, like our chunky hand-knitted weighted blanket, could be a step towards better managing RLS. This cozy 15-pound weighted blanket is hand-knitted and can provide the necessary pressure to soothe the symptoms.

It is also available in lighter weight options, suitable for varying preferences.

Remember, young children should not use weighted blankets.

Additional Tips for a Restful Sleep

Having to deal with RLS can be frustrating enough without other factors disrupting your sleep. That's why it is important to set up the optimal sleep environment and build habits conducive to sleep.

Here are a few tips about how to do exactly that:

Importance Of Sleep Position

The position in which you sleep can have a significant impact on the quality of your rest. While there isn't a one-size-fits-all solution, certain positions are known to be more conducive to restful sleep.

For instance, sleeping on your back with a supportive pillow can help maintain spinal alignment, which is crucial for a comfortable and restorative sleep​​. For those with RLS, this position evenly distributes your weight, promoting deeper relaxation.

Tip: If you prefer to sleep on your side, place a pillow between your knees and thighs. Our findings show that this can help improve circulation.

Creating An Ideal Sleep Environment

Setting up a conducive sleep environment is pivotal for enhancing sleep quality. Consider factors like room temperature, lighting, and noise levels, as these can either foster or hinder sleep.

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A room that's cool, dark, and quiet is often deemed ideal for sleep. Our research indicates that a room temperature between 60-71 degrees Fahrenheit (15.6-22 degrees Celsius) is optimal​.

Additionally, limiting exposure to light-emitting screens before bedtime and investing in room-darkening shades or earplugs can further optimize your rest.


Tackling RLS necessitates a multifaceted approach, one where selecting the right bedding can play a pivotal role. Quality High-thread count cotton sheets like those from California Design Den, offer a soft, breathable haven for restless legs, potentially alleviating discomfort.

Alongside the right sheets, considering factors like sleep position and creating an ideal sleep environment further contribute to better sleep quality. Weighted blankets too can be beneficial.

Explore the comforting and luxurious sheet options from California Design Den, and take a stride toward serene nights and energetic mornings!

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