So, What is Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)?

Restless Leg Syndrome also known as RLS is a disorder in which a person feels a constant urge to move his/her legs- which almost always relieves the unpleasant sensations. Although RLS is not a sign of any serious medical problem it can be very uncomfortable and often interrupt our precious sleep. RLS usually occurs at night when you lie down in bed or during the day when you sit for a long period of time. The unpleasant sensation is often described as tingling, aching or pulling deep within the legs. Although LRS mostly occurs is middle-aged and older people it is sometimes present in younger people (I am a 24-year old healthy female and have been experiencing RLS since I was 10). That’s because RLS is believed to be passed down in families however the abnormal gene has not yet been identified. To learn more about Restless Leg Syndrome  check out National Sleep Foundation’s article dedicated to explore the cause , symptoms, treatment options as well as many other aspects of RLS disorder. :

http://www.sleepfoundation.org/article/rls-restless-legs-syndrome-diagnosis

by Agnieszka

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