Symptoms include an urge to move the legs often associated with uncomfortable feeling in the legs (e.g. tingling, creepy, itching, pulling or aching) during periods of inactivity, including both sleep and wakefulness. Symptoms may also include involuntary jerking of the limbs that intensifies in the evening or at night and is relieved by movement. People with RLS tend to have difficulty falling or staying asleep and suffer from chronic sleep loss, leaving them with the cognitive and tired feelings that occur with sleep loss. Reviewed by Richard P. Allen, Ph.D.and Merrill M. Mitler, Ph.D. , May 2005.
Alternative Names Muscle pain; Myalgia; Pain - muscles Home Care For muscle pain from overuse or injury, rest that body part and take acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Apply ice for the first 24 - 72 hours of an injury to reduce pain and inflammation. After that, heat often feels more soothing. Muscle aches from overuse and fibromyalgia often respond well to massage. Gentle stretching exercises after a long rest period are also helpful. Regular exercise can help restore proper muscle tone. Walking, cycling, and swimming are good aerobic activities to try. A physical therapist can teach you stretching, toning, and aerobic exercises to feel better and stay pain-free. Begin slowly and increase workouts gradually. Avoid high-impact aerobic activities and weight lifting when injured or while in pain. Be sure to get plenty of sleep and try to reduce stress. Yoga and meditation are excellent ways to help you sleep and relax. If home measures aren't working, call your doctor, who will consider prescriptio...
I wanted to get back to your sleep questions. Please see my disclaimer on last blog. These questions and answers are meant to be
educational and not to be used to replace your own physician.
REM Behavior disorder (RBD) sounds
interesting. What if the person, in this case a nine year old child
is somewhat awake or walking about and talking, is that related to
I'm 29 years old and married. I have always been a deep sleeper and am
more of a night owl. My spouse on
the other hand tends to be more of a lark.
On occasion, especially when I am woken up in the morning I have
conversations which I don't remember, can be verbally abusive, have
physically lashed out at people, and have had participated in sex with my
husband and don't remember it. Is
there a name for this or am I just a good sleeper with a nasty temper?
Parasomnias are unusu...
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