Sleep Disorders

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).

Risk Factors

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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Myths

10 Myths About Living With Restless Legs Syndrome

People think they know, but they have no idea. RLS doesn’t occur while you sleep, and it doesn’t cause your limbs to move involuntarily. Let’s set the record straight.

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Symptoms

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?

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Diagnosis

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.

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Complications

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Complications

Restless Legs Syndrome, Pregnancy, and Sleep

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

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Treatment

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Treatment

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.

Living With

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.

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Complications

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.

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Meet the Experts

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