Restless Legs

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
•        Reading
•        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?