Restless Leg Syndrome Induced Insomnia


Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder.
Persons with RLS suffer from the feeling of pulling, twitching, throbbing or other unpleasant sensations in the lower limbs. Temporarily relief of the discomfort comes from moving them. The sensation to do so is overwhelming and uncontrollable. Symptoms occur primarily during the night hours and tend to intensify as the night moves on. Often, lying down and trying to relax is what tends to elevate the RLS.

Relief of this miserable condition usually doesn't occur until the next morning when most people report that the symptoms subside a bit. RLS occurs in women at about twice the rate as men and is more prevalent as people get older. It can also occur in any of our extremities but most common in the legs and can sometimes affect just one side of the body.

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