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Calcium deficiency can cause restless leg syndrome. I'm Lauren Roy at Sugar Hollow Farm in Phillipston, Mass. If you've got that feeling at night when you sit down and you finally relax after your hard day of work and you feel like your legs just want to twitch and you feel like you've got ants crawling up your legs, you might have what's now being termed restless leg syndrome. It can be used by a calcium deficiency. If you are not a person who eats a lot of green leafy vegetables or drinks a lot of milk, then you may find that you're having this problem at night. The reason why it happens mostly at night is because you're finally sitting down and you're finally relaxing and your muscles are starting to relax, but they can't because there isn't a lot of calcium and magnesium running through them, which helps your muscles stay soft. So if you have this feeling in your legs, you may want to get a calcium supplement. You want to take it in smaller doses during the day and take it again at bedtime, this will help promote a nice, restful sleep and help your muscles relax. You can also have a nice glass of warm milk before you go to bed, which will also help your muscles relax and help you not feel that restless feeling in your legs. There are a lot of medications out on the market that deal with this but they have so many side effects that you might want to try a natural remedy first and see if that route doesn't work better for you. I'm Lauren Roy at Sugar Hollow Farm in Phillipston, Mass.