What Causes Restless Legs Syndrome?

Possible causes of RLS range from genetics to diet.

Do your legs refuse to stay still at night — so much so that they interfere with your ability to fall and stay asleep? You may be one of the more than 12 million adults in the United States who have restless legs syndrome (RLS), a neurologic sensorimotor disorder that causes bothersome “creepy-crawly” sensations or a sudden urge to move your limbs.

In most cases, the cause of RLS is unknown (referred ...

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Help For Restless Legs Syndrome

If the underlying cause of RLS can be determined, long-term relief is possible.

If you’re one of the 12 million adults in the United States with restless legs syndrome, you know how disruptive the condition can be to both your sleep and your life. Although movement may bring relief for those creepy-crawly sensations, it is generally only temporary. However, RLS can be controlled by finding any possible underlying disorder. Often, treating the associated medical condition, such as peripheral neuropathy or diabetes, ...

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Symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome

Doctors are becoming more familiar with restless legs syndrome, a common, sleep-robbing condition. Restless legs syndrome symptoms include odd sensations in the legs and a strong urge to move them.

Restless legs syndrome affects more than 12 million Americans, and often requires a much larger vocabulary to describe symptoms than merely the word “restless.”

Even if you’re exhausted and it seems that every part of your body needs a good night’s rest, your legs — and your brain — may be ...

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Diagnosing Restless Legs Syndrome

Do you have the urge to move your legs come bedtime? Is this sensation disrupting your sleep? Find out if it’s RLS.

Restless legs syndrome is a common problem, affecting some 12 million Americans in the United States. But research suggests that many people with the condition may go undiagnosed — largely because they either don’t recognize the symptoms or misattribute them to stress, aging, muscle cramps, or arthritis, according to the National Institutes of Health.

As bothersome as the ...

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Could Restless Legs Syndrome Be Linked to Erectile Dysfunction?

A new study finds that men with restless legs syndrome are more likely to have erectile dysfunction as well. Find out the relationship between the two conditions and what can be done.

On the surface, restless legs syndrome and erectile dysfunction (ED) seem to be two unrelated medical conditions — but new research indicates that they may in fact be linked.

A recent study published from Harvard University found that men who had symptoms of restless legs syndrome (RLS) face a ...

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Classic Restless Legs Syndrome Not Linked to Parkinson’s

But many with Parkinson’s disease have daytime ‘leg motor restlessness,’ study found.

People with early Parkinson’s disease are not more likely to have restless legs syndrome, but many people with Parkinson’s do report leg motor restlessness, according to the results of a new Norwegian study.

People with restless legs syndrome, or RLS, have an overwhelming urge to move their legs. This typically occurs at night during rest, and the sensation is relieved by movement. By contrast, leg motor restlessness is characterized ...

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Over-the-Counter Sleeping Pills for Insomnia

Can’t sleep? Non-prescription sleeping pills may be the ticket to dreamland, but beware. Some sleep medication for insomnia can cause a hangover effect the next day.

Shelves in drug, discount, and grocery stores are stocked with a dizzying array of insomnia aids these days. From sleeping pills to get-to-sleep hormones to herbal remedies, more and more over-the-counter (OTC) insomnia treatments are available for sleep-deprived customers. But do they work?

“Some products available without a prescription can be helpful for occasional ...

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Curing Insomnia With Alternate Sleep Remedies

If you are always sleepy, you are probably looking for some sleep remedies. In your quest to cure insomnia, you may want to consider yoga, meditation, and other alternative sleep remedies.

Pharmaceuticals may be among the most common treatments for insomnia, but alternative approaches have also been shown to be effective in addressing the problem.

According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), more than 1.6 million Americans treat their insomnia or sleep disorders with a form of ...

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3 Alternative Insomnia Remedies

If you feel like you have to resort to taking prescription sleeping pills to get over your insomnia, think again.

Would you pay someone to teach you how to sleep? For insomnia sufferers, the idea isn’t crazy. Because when you’ve tried just about every remedy out there, and you don’t want to rely on prescription sleep aids, sleep “lessons” may be the next logical step. Below are three great, medication-free ways to improve your snooze.

Try a three-step approach

Sleep expert Michael ...

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Progressive Muscle Relaxation for Insomnia

A century-old technique called progressive muscle relaxation could relieve your insomnia. Learn how this relaxation therapy may help you feel and sleep better.

If you’re trying to find a solution for insomnia, your doctor may recommend progressive muscle relaxation to help you sleep. Progressive muscle relaxation is a relaxation therapy first developed by Chicago physician Edmund Jacobson, MD in 1915 and published in the 1920s.

“Progressive muscle relaxation is a relaxation exercise in which you systematically tense and then relax all ...

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