Sounds like a kidding joke, right?
I had been dealing with painful, painful, leg cramps at night. Those of you how know what I mean, know what I mean!
I would wake up with a severe cramp, reach for the MSM cream and rub it on. Within seconds the pain would go away. Praise God!
But a few hours later I would get another one. This pattern would repeat itself over and over during the night.
One morning last week I went to the internet to find out how to prevent leg cramps at night. A story popped up about a lady whose grandmother told her to put a bar of soap under her sheets to cure the leg cramps she was having while she was pregnant. Old wives' tale? Probably, but I couldn't resist reading the article.
Turns out there are hundreds of stories, dozens of articles about putting soap under your sheets to stop night time leg cramps and restless leg!
After reading several articles, I thought: Sure can't hurt. I am going to try it.
I put a bar of our lavender soap under the bottom sheet of our bed. I have slept with it there every night since, and guess what? No leg cramps! The first night I started to get a tightness once or twice, but the cramp did not start. Amazing.
People say that some big names brands of "soap" do not work. I suspect those brands are not real "soap" but a combination of stuff that acts sort of like soap. Real soap is made the way we make it--with liquid (in our case goat milk), oils that are healthy for your skin, and a catalyst that causes the mixture to sopanify.
I learned to make real soap right after we got our first goats in 1999. Goat milk soap is fantastic for your skin, and your hair. In all these years I had no idea it could give people a good night's sleep, too.
Why? I can't say. Some of the articles I read say that there might be ions released by soap that calm the nerves. Maybe. I have studied applied kinesiology long enough, and used it enough, not to discount that idea.
Here's the deal. Try it! Then let me know if it works for you.