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REstless Leg Syndrome (RLS)

Woman with restless legs

Restless Leg Syndrome (also known as Willis Ekbom disease) affects 5 to 10% of adults and 2 to 4 % of children in the U.S. RLS is described as a twitchy uncomfortable feeling in the legs. Often this feeling is made worse when the legs are idle. Relief can be found in moving, shaking, or stretching the legs. Triggers that can make RLS worse are alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, or even medication. Treatment can limit the symptoms of RLS. Some treatments that can be done at home such as practicing good sleep hygiene, exercise, pneumatic pressure therapy, massage, and hot baths. Just like sleep apnea, RLS can also have a negative affect on a relationship, as both partners can suffer a lack of sleep.(Fry, 2020)