Journal of Sleep Disorders: Treatment and CareISSN: 2325-9639

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Short Communication on Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome, is a neurological disorder. RLS is also known as Willis Ekbom disease. RLS causes painful sensations in the legs, along with a powerful urge to move them. For most people, that urge is more intense when you’r e relaxed or trying to sleep. The most serious concern for people with RLS is that it interferes with sleep, causing daytime sleepiness and fatigue. RLS and sleep deprivation can put you at risk for other health problems, including depression if not treate d. It can occur at any age, though it’s usually more severe in middle age or later. Women are twice as likely as men to have RLS. At least 80 percent of people with RLS have a related condition called periodic limb movement of sleep (PLMS). PLMS causes the legs to twitch or jerk during sleep. It can happen as often as every 15 to 40 seconds and can continue all night long. PLMS can also lead to sleep deprivation.

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