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Nonpharmacologic management [of restless legs syndrome (RLS)] Patients with mild RLS who are sensitive to caffeine, alcohol, or nicotine should avoid these substances. Offending medications also should be discontinued. Mild exercise is helpful in some patients. In general, physical measures are only partially or temporarily helpful. Behavioral treatments with circadian adjustments permit later sleep times.Some patients benefit from different physical modalities, such as hot or cold baths, whirlpool baths, limb massage, or vibratory or electrical stimulation of the feet and toes before bedtime.Supplementation to correct vitamin deficiencies, electrolytes, or iron may improve symptoms in some patients. In iron deficiency, for example, ferrous sulfate 325 mg may be given with 250 mg of vitamin C. Absorption is increased by taking this on an empty stomach and waiting 60 minutes before eating.Patients with prominent varicose veins in the legs may benefit from Ted hose.Those with uremia or anemia may find relief after kidney transplantation or correction of anemia, respectively.