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Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder characterized by unpleasant sensations in the legs and an uncontrollable urge to move when at rest in an effort to relieve these feelings. RLS sensations are often described by people as burning, creeping, tugging, or like insects crawling inside the legs. Often called paresthesias (abnormal sensations) or dysesthesias (unpleasant abnormal sensations), the sensations range in severity from uncomfortable to irritating to painful.

The most distinctive or unusual aspect of the condition is that lying down and trying to relax activates the symptoms. As a result, most people with RLS have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. Left untreated, the condition causes exhaustion and daytime fatigue. Many people with RLS report that their job, personal relations, and activities of daily living are strongly affected as a result of their exhaustion. They are often unable to concentrate, have impaired memory, or fail to accomplish daily tasks.
Neupro improves wellbeing impaired by pain related to Restless Legs Syndrome

Neupro improves wellbeing impaired by pain related to Restless Legs Syndrome

Study finds anxiety/panic disorder as most-disabling psychiatric disorder associated with TS

Study finds anxiety/panic disorder as most-disabling psychiatric disorder associated with TS

Study: Mentally active lifestyle may protect against memory and learning problems in MS

Study: Mentally active lifestyle may protect against memory and learning problems in MS

Clinical trial data of XP19986, XP13512 to be presented at Associated Professional Sleep Society meeting

Clinical trial data of XP19986, XP13512 to be presented at Associated Professional Sleep Society meeting

Traumatic brain injuries may disrupt sleep patterns, says study

Traumatic brain injuries may disrupt sleep patterns, says study

Study finds familial restless legs syndrome more prominent among French Canadian women

Study finds familial restless legs syndrome more prominent among French Canadian women

New study shows people with BAV more likely to have brain aneurysms

New study shows people with BAV more likely to have brain aneurysms

New tool may help neurologists predict candidates for organ donation

New tool may help neurologists predict candidates for organ donation

European patent for XenoPort's investigational compound is valid

European patent for XenoPort's investigational compound is valid

Patients with RLS using rotigotine achieve sustained improvements

Patients with RLS using rotigotine achieve sustained improvements

Uninsured migraine sufferers likely to get inadequate treatment: Neurology

Uninsured migraine sufferers likely to get inadequate treatment: Neurology

XenoPort to present arbaclofen placarbil, XP13512 trial data at 62nd American Academy of Neurology meeting

XenoPort to present arbaclofen placarbil, XP13512 trial data at 62nd American Academy of Neurology meeting

FDA approves Mirapex ER tablets for signs and symptoms of idiopathic PD

FDA approves Mirapex ER tablets for signs and symptoms of idiopathic PD

Rapidly declining memory in people with cognitive impairment may indicate stage before Alzheimer's disease

Rapidly declining memory in people with cognitive impairment may indicate stage before Alzheimer's disease

Sleep deprivation may increase heart attack risk

Sleep deprivation may increase heart attack risk

People with varicose veins should seek professional consultation

People with varicose veins should seek professional consultation

Omeros obtains exclusive license to compounds from Asubio Pharma for use in its PDE7 program

Omeros obtains exclusive license to compounds from Asubio Pharma for use in its PDE7 program

Positive interim results from NxStage Medical's FREEDOM study in RLS

Positive interim results from NxStage Medical's FREEDOM study in RLS

Varicose veins may signal potential dangerous blood clots

Varicose veins may signal potential dangerous blood clots

Clot-busting drug therapy after stroke beneficial for women

Clot-busting drug therapy after stroke beneficial for women