Do you have restless legs?
Restless Leg Syndrome has been described as an irresistible urge to move the legs – or other parts of the body, in some instances – that is often accompanied by uncomfortable or “creepy-crawly” sensations. The symptoms are generally worse in the evening at rest, especially when lying or sitting, can be intermittent, and range from mild to severe.
Restless Leg Syndrome can also occur while sleeping, causing the type of kicking and jerking that might produce complaints from a significant other.
Facts about Restless Legs Syndrome:
- Restless legs syndrome is a neurological disorder that can affect your entire body, not just your legs;
- Symptoms are typically the most severe in the evening, start or become worse while resting and the sensations have been described as creeping, itching, pulling and/or tugging;
- Symptoms are generally relieved when the legs are stimulated, but return after the muscle is back at rest;
- Restless legs can cause difficulty falling or staying asleep;
Restless Leg Syndrome affects nearly 25% of the population