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Restless Legs Syndrome

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Improve Your Sleep IQ: Restless Legs Syndrome

When the urge to move is greater than the need to sleep

Approximately 7 to 10 percent of the US population is living with restless legs syndrome (RLS). Are you one? It's time to ask:

  • Do you have sensations like tingling, cramping or aching in your calves, thighs, feet or arms when trying to get to sleep?
  • Do you feel fatigue or sleepiness during the day due to these sensations?

You may have RLS.

RLS is a condition that creates an extremely uncomfortable feeling in legs (or less commonly in the arms) when sitting or lying down. This results in the urge to get up and move, relieving symptoms but interfering with sleep.