Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a discomfort in the legs which is relieved by moving or stimulating the legs. This feeling is difficult to describe and commonly referred to as a crawling, tingling or prickling sensation. Medications have been found useful.
Most likely situations for symptoms to occur:
• Riding in a car
• Watching TV
• Inactivity, sitting (in a movie theater for example)
• Lying in bed trying to fall asleep
• Techniques to provide temporary relief of symptoms
• Getting up and walking around
• Taking a hot shower
• Rubbing the legs
• Simple test for Restless Legs
Some important questions to ask yourself:
• Do you feel that in some way your sleep is not refreshing or restful?
• Do your legs ache prior to bed or when getting up?
• Does your bed partner report that you kick them during the night?