Many patients with varicose veins notice that their symptoms tend to be worse at night. These symptoms can be very bothersome and may be keeping you up at night. Varicose veins in themselves can cause sleep issues due to the malfunctioning of the one-way valves in the veins.
Symptoms associated with varicose veins, include:
- Aching legs
- Muscle cramping
- Skin discolouration
- Open sores on the skin’s surface
Ultimately, any of the symptoms mentioned above may become worse at night. This can typically hinder one’s quality of sleep.
Why are varicose veins worse at night?
As you go about your day, you will generally spend a substantial amount of time on your feet. This causes the blood to pool and stay in your lower legs. Due to the fact that you are on your feet and moving around all day, the painful symptoms of varicose veins become worse at night. It is also worth noting that when you are going to bed there are no other distractions to consider. This makes you focus all of your attention on the troublesome symptoms that you are experiencing which can cause the feeling that the pain is worse at night.
How does restless leg syndrome affect varicose veins?
Restless leg syndrome is a feeling or sensation of pins and needles, generally in the calf area that occurs commonly at night. It is associated with genetic predisposition, medication use, and in some cases varicose veins. While there may be a correlation between varicose veins and restless leg syndrome, this is not always the case. Fortunately, in certain cases restless leg syndrome is not associated with the formation of varicose veins.
At Canada Vein Clinics we specialize in the treatment of varicose veins. We offer numerous state-of-the-art treatments for this condition and help to find the best treatment for you. Book a consultation to find out more information! Give us a call today at 1-888-876-8346, or email us at email@example.com.