Restless Legs Syndrome - Overview
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) causes - "An urge to move, usually due to uncomfortable sensations that occur primarily in the legs."
Synonyms - / Ekbom Syndrome, Wittmaack-Ekbom Syndrome, Anxietas Tibialis, Jimmy Legs, Spare legs.
The unpleasant feelings may also occur in the arms. Many people only experience symptoms when they try to sleep, while other experience symptoms during the day. It is common to have symptoms on long car rides or during any long period of inactivity (like watching television or a movie, attending a musical or theatrical performance, etc.). For those who experience these symptoms on a regular basis, it's hard to convey the frustration (and fatigue) caused by the need to move one's legs almost constantly.
References - Restless Legs Syndrome
- Ekbom, K.-A. Restless legs: a clinical study. Acta Med. Scand. (Suppl.) 158: 1-123, 1945.
- Restless legs syndrome - (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restless_legs_syndrome)
- About Restless legs syndrome - (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/restless-legs-syndrome/DS00191)
Latest Publications and Research on Sleep Disorder : Restless Legs Syndrome
- Restless legs syndrome is associated with mast cell activation syndrome. - Published by PubMed
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- High prevalence of periodic limb movements of sleep in children with Down syndrome. - Published by PubMed
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- Acupuncture and Moxibustion for restless legs syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. - Published by PubMed