Restless Leg Syndrome & Facts About It

Restless Leg Syndrome & Facts About It

Restless legs syndrome or (RLS) is a serious condition, it is a neurological sleep disorder that causes unpleasant or uncomfortable sensations in the legs and an irresistible urge to move them. Restless legs syndrome makes it difficult to get comfortable enough to fall asleep but it also might happen in the late afternoon or evening hours, and are often most severe at night when a person is resting, such as sitting or lying in bed. RLS may also occur when someone is inactive and sitting for extended periods (for example, when taking a trip by plane or watching a movie

Based on some studies, it is estimated that up to 7-10 percent of the U.S. population may have RLS. But who has the potential in having it?

  • 45 years old and above
  • May start at any age
  • More common in women than men
  • Genetically and some family members have it

What are the signs and symptoms?

  • Feels the irresistible urge to move,
  • Aching throbbing, pulling, itching, crawling, or creeping sensations of legs. 
  • Sensations vary from uncomfortable to irritating to painful.
  • Symptoms are worse at night.
  • Difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep.  

Restless legs syndrome is almost always manageable through medication and a number of lifestyle changes. But if it is left untreated you may notice frequent attacks that may hinder your day to day life, travel, concentrating may be also affected severely. So get yourself diagnosed to help you manage your condition at an early stage.


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