I haven't posted in this forum, but frequently post in the migraine and chronic pain forums. I'm a chronic leg bouncer/foot jiggler from way back. I'm constantly in motion most of the time in one form or the other. It doesn't bother me, but drives people like my mother crazy. I used to do it years ago when I was a district manager for a major retail photography company. It drove my boss crazy. I would be totally unaware of it until she would reach across the table and grab my leg to stop it. I guess I tended to shake the conference table a little bit sometimes. There was a period of several years when I didn't do it for whatever reason, but then it came back. I don't try to stop doing it, and most of the time I don't even realize I'm doing it. Heck, if I'm moving all the time, I figure I must be burning a few calories while I'm at it.
However, there are some times at night, when I'm trying to calm down and go to sleep, when I feel like I have the heebee-jeebees. I have to violently shake my legs and arms a few times, trying to shake the icky feeling. I take Trazadone at bedtime to help get to sleep, but it doesn't help when I get this sensation. I feel like climbing the walls, even though I'm tired and want to go to bed. I just get really agitated, and I haven't found a way to make the sensation go away. I move from place to place trying to find a location I can get comfortable in, and eventually I'll get a couple of hours of sleep. Of course, I feel like crap the next day, but since I'm on disability, at least I don't have to worry about making it to a job after that kind of night.
Does anybody out there have any suggestion on how to get that uncomfortable feeling to go away and get some sleep?