restless legs

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Noun1.restless legs - 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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Daytime dysfunction in children with restless legs syndrome.
Insomnia Sleep apnea Restless legs syndrome Narcolepsy
- Canadian patients suffering from Restless Legs Syndrome will have access to Relaxis, a medical device approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for treating the symptoms of primary RLS, due to an exclusive new agreement between Sleep Therapeutics and Sensory NeuroStimulation Inc., maker of the Relaxis technology, the companies said on Wednesday.
Thirty patients (aged 20-80 years; mean age, 56 years) with restless legs syndrome and a low-normal serum ferritin level (15-50 ng/ml; suggestive of low or borderline-low iron status) were randomly assigned to receive ferrous sulfate (325 mg twice a day) or pramipexole (0.25 mg at bedtime, with the dosage adjusted at 2, 4, and 8 weeks according to response and tolerance) for 12 weeks.
People with Willis-Ekbom Disease or Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) are likely to be at a greater risk of suicide, suicidal thoughts and self-harm, a study claimed.
23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People with restless legs syndrome (RLS) have nearly three times the risk of suicide and self-harm, which indicates that there may be a link between the physical condition and mental health.
M2 PRESSWIRE-August 8, 2019-: Restless Legs Syndrome Pipeline Review, H1 2019 Report
Mild versions of restless legs syndrome can be treated through lifestyle changes such as avoiding stimulants such as caffeine, tobacco and alcohol, not smoking, and regular exercise.
Restless legs syndrome is a neurological sensorimotor disorder that is characterized by an irresistible urge to move the lower limbs at rest, and it is frequently accompanied by nocturnal parasthesiae.
In primary Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), the cause is unknown but it tends to run in families.