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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.
Snoring during pregnancy may mean greater risk for gestational diabetes

Snoring during pregnancy may mean greater risk for gestational diabetes

Pregabalin shows potential for restless legs syndrome - improves sleep

Pregabalin shows potential for restless legs syndrome - improves sleep

Dopamine agonists trigger destructive behaviors

Dopamine agonists trigger destructive behaviors

Obesity and overweight linked to greater risk of restless legs syndrome

Obesity and overweight linked to greater risk of restless legs syndrome

Can breastfeeding reduce multiple sclerosis relapses?

Can breastfeeding reduce multiple sclerosis relapses?

HPV vaccine does not increase the risk of developing Guillain-Barré syndrome

HPV vaccine does not increase the risk of developing Guillain-Barré syndrome

Novel gene may cause restless legs syndrome in a large family

Novel gene may cause restless legs syndrome in a large family

Pregnancy-related hormonal changes linked to increased risk of restless legs syndrome

Pregnancy-related hormonal changes linked to increased risk of restless legs syndrome

GSK and XenoPort resubmit NDA for Solzira in restless legs syndrome

GSK and XenoPort resubmit NDA for Solzira in restless legs syndrome

Save money wih generics

Save money wih generics

GlaxoSmithKline and XenoPort submit NDA for Solzira for restless legs syndrome

GlaxoSmithKline and XenoPort submit NDA for Solzira for restless legs syndrome

FDA approves first generic versions of Requip (ropinirole hydrochloride)

FDA approves first generic versions of Requip (ropinirole hydrochloride)

Restless legs syndrome may double the risk of heart disease

Restless legs syndrome may double the risk of heart disease

Altered sex hormone levels, higher body temp affects sleep quality in postmenopausal women

Altered sex hormone levels, higher body temp affects sleep quality in postmenopausal women

Pregnant women exposed to passive smoking are more likely to have sleep disturbances

Pregnant women exposed to passive smoking are more likely to have sleep disturbances

Baby's conception and birth influences mother's dreams

Baby's conception and birth influences mother's dreams

Restless legs syndrome common and troublesome in children and adolescents

Restless legs syndrome common and troublesome in children and adolescents

Restless legs syndrome simulator

Restless legs syndrome simulator

Restless legs gene found

Restless legs gene found

New approach for restless legs syndrome

New approach for restless legs syndrome