What Causes Restlessness At Night?

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RLS may affect 3 - 15% of the general population. It is more common in women than in men, and its frequency increases with age. The disorder affects an estimated 10 - 28% of adults older than age 65. In about 40% of patients, RLS begins in adolescence.

An international study showed that 2% of children ages 8-17 have RLS symptoms. RLS may be more common than epilepsy and diabetes in children and teens.

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As many as two-thirds of people with restless legs syndrome (RLS) have...

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