You gals are going to think I am totally NUTS............but.........has anyone ever read the column in the paper that Dr. Peter Gott writes? He is a syndicated columnist. He claims that putting a bar of soap (yes, you heard me right) between your sheets at the bottom of your bed, will keep you from getting leg cramps. This has actually helped lots of people...........no explanation as to WHY it works, just that it does for some people and not for others. Guess you just have to be crazy (or desperate) enough to give it a try and see if it works!
Sure hope that this helps some of you lovely ladies.ARTICLE
FROM THE PEOPLE'S CORNER by Dr. Peter Gott MD
Dear Dr. Gott: This is in response to your asking for more results from putting a bar of soap under the bed sheets to stop leg cramps. I had been bothered with severe leg and feet cramps disrupting my sleep throughout the night. I was ready to try anything-so as silly as it sounded-when I read about
the bar of soap in one of your columns, I tried it. It worked great! No cramps for a long time, then out of nowhere they came back, and I thought, OK, I knew that was too good to be true. But upon further investigation-I discovered that my bar of soap had fallen out from under the sheets and was on the floor. I immediately replaced it back under the sheets and have not been bothered with another cramp since. I am very careful to make sure it stays there, especially after changing the sheets. Like you and some of your readers, I can find no explanation for the wonderful results the soap bar gives. However, I am very curious as to why Dial or Dove soap bars cannot be used. Do you know why?
Dear Reader: Since the original publication of this novel approach to leg cramps, many readers have written me, indicating that they were relieved by Dial soap, but not with Dove. I have no explanation for this phenomenon. But, to be candidly frank, I have no idea about
why the "soap under the bottom sheet" therapy may , in a high percentage of cases (judging from my mail), be successful in preventing nocturnal leg cramps. I have had several theories advanced, however. My favorite is that leg cramps are relieved by moving the legs and walking, so soap under the sheet leads to excercise because the soap is slippery and people have to move their legs at night to overcome this. I don't buy this conclusion but am keeping my skeptical eyes
open for the ANSWER.
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