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restless legs syndrome

n.
A neurological disorder characterized by an uncontrollable urge to move the legs, usually as a result of uncomfortable sensations such as tingling or aching. It is usually worse in the evening and night and during periods of inactivity, and it often interferes with sleep. Also called Willis-Ekbom disease.
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Noun1.restless legs syndrome - feeling of uneasiness and restlessness in the legs after going to bed (sometimes causing insomnia); may be relieved temporarily by walking or moving the legs
syndrome - a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
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RLS is a sleep-related movement disorder that is known best for its unpleasant and overwhelming urges to move the legs while at rest, according to the (https://www.sleepfoundation.org/sleep-disorders/restless-legs-syndrome-rls) National Sleep Foundation .
Sheng Zhuang, M.D., from The Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University in Suzhou, China, and colleagues conducted a cohort study involving data for 24,179 nonpregnant participants with RLS and 145,194 age- and sex-matched participants without RLS to examine the correlation between RLS and the risk for suicide and self-harm.
In a new study, Penn State researchers analyzed data on more than 24,000 people with RLS and about 145,000 people without the neurological condition.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, RLS or Restless Leg Syndrome is also called Willis-Ekbom Disease which causes uncomfortable sensations in the legs and an irresistible urge to move them which usually occur late afternoon or evening.
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