Restless Legs Syndrome

More than 3 million Americans have the insatiable urge to move their restless legs. While you may not find comfort in knowing you're not alone, our hope is that you will find comfort in these tips and tricks to quieting your restless legs syndrome (RLS).

Lifestyle Factors Linked to Restless Legs Syndrome

Striving for a healthy weight appears to be the best option to reduce the risk of developing RLS.

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How Much Do You Know About Restless Legs Syndrome?

Spoiler alert — did you know that RLS is not a sleep disorder? It's actually a neurological disorder. Mind blowing, right?

By Martin Reed

Everything You Need to Know About Restless Leg Syndrome

When we say everything, we mean everything. The four signs of RLS, what causes it, how it affects your sleep, and the treatments available.

By The HealthCentral Editorial Team

Stuck Counting Sheep Instead of Sleeping?

It seems that everyone is on a quest to get a good night’s sleep, but when you have MS, it might be an even harder quest to overcome. We get to the root of the problem, so you can get to sleep faster.

By Martin Reed

Restless Legs Syndrome, Pregnancy, and Sleep

If you are pregnant, or planning to become pregnant, you are more likely to experience RLS.

By Martin Reed

How to Treat Insomnia When You Live with an Alcohol Use Disorder

Half of all patients report disturbed sleep during alcohol withdrawal. Here are some treatment options that may help.

By Martin Reed

How to Deal With Restless Legs Syndrome

The condition often runs in families and has been linked to other problems. Here’s how to find relief.

By HealthAfter50

What to Do If You Think You Have Restless Legs Syndrome

Seven steps to ridding your life of RLS — starting with speaking up and talking to your doctor, and cutting back on coffee and alcohol.

By Martin Reed

RLS, Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain

Do you experience a creepy, crawly, pulling sensation and the overwhelming urge to move your legs in an effort to make it stop? You could be suffering from RLS.

By Celeste Cooper, RN

Could You Have Restless Leg Syndrome?

Restless leg syndrome is a disorder characterized by an uncontrollable urge to move the legs in order to stop unpleasant tingling and other sensations. This can be disruptive to your daily life, and lead to other health issues. This assessment is not ...

Dealing with Anxiety Symptoms: Insomnia

Insomnia can cause anxiety and anxiety can cause insomnia. For some people, problems sleeping can either cause or increase symptoms of anxiety. For others, the constant worrying can keep them up at night, creating both increased anxiety and other hea...

By Eileen Bailey

Meet the Experts

Martin Reed

Patient Expert

Martin is the owner of Insomnia Coach and is passionate about sleep. He has been writing for HealthCentral since 2014.

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Health Professional

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D., LCCE, CLC, AdvCD(DONA) is a childbirth educator, doula, founder of Childbirth.org, and author.

Eli Hendel, M.D.

Health Professional, Medical Reviewer

Eli Hendel, M.D., is a board-certified internist/pulmonary specialist with board certification in Sleep Medicine.

Martin Reed

Patient Expert

Martin is the owner of Insomnia Coach and is passionate about sleep. He has been writing for HealthCentral since 2014.

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