Sleeping Disorder: Restless Leg Syndrome

Posted on Monday Jun 25, 2012

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a disorder of the part of the nervous system that affects the legs and causes an urge to move them. Because it usually interferes with sleep, it also is considered a sleep disorder according to WebMD. The symptoms of restless leg syndrome are sometimes difficult to quantify or to particularly describe. Sometimes people can describe it as ants crawling through the persons legs or even like water running through their veins while they sleep.

If you or someone you know thinks they might be suffering from this disease ask your self or the person who may have restless leg syndrome these questions and then contact your health care professional to learn more about this sleeping disorder and how you can cure it.

The first question that must be asked is, When you sit down or when you are laying down on your mattress do you have a strong desire to move your legs?  Is moving your legs all the time something you have to do. Do you feel like you must move them all the time.

Next ask does the desire to move your legs feel like something you can’t resist? Does this desire effect your thinking all of the time? Do you ever move your legs involuntary during the day when you are awake?

Have you ever described the feeling in your legs as crawly, creeping, itching, or unpleasant?

Have you seen a health care professional who has not revealed any physical cause for your discomfort?

Have you spoken to friends or family members who have similar symptoms?

Are you worn out, sleepy or tired and unable to concentrate during the day to day procedures you are involved in.

Does your bed partner complain you move a lot during the night? Do you kick off the covers and even kick your partner during the middle of the night without knowing you’re doing so?

Don’t worry if you have a few symptoms this does not necessarily mean you do have restless leg syndrome however it does mean you should seek a professional health opinion and keep an eye out for other symptoms. Also know you are not alone it is estimated that ten percent of the United States population suffers from this sleeping disorder. Most cases however are mild or moderate forms of RLS.

If anyone has any info on RLS or any sleeping disorders, please share with us your experiences. Thank you for helping the Mattress Review Guru The best mattress reviews of all the top brands.

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