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Restless Legs SyndromeRisk Factors

Lifestyle Factors Linked to Restless Legs Syndrome

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Woman sitting up in bed rubbing her leg.
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Patient research questionnaire.
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Can lifestyle choices influence RLS?


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Data collection


Overweight young couple looking at laptop in bed.
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Obesity and high BMI increases RLS risk


Man and woman lifting weights at the gym.
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Physical activity is good


Woman smoking and reading.
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Smoking increases RLS risk for women, no effect for men


Fruit, grains, healthy food on table.
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Your diet may not make a difference


Women talking at a table drinking coffee.
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Drink coffee without guilt!


Making a toast with white wine glasses.
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Moderate alcohol consumption may be beneficial


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In summary


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What next?


Martin Reed

Martin Reed

@insomniacoach

Martin is the creator of Insomnia Coach, an eight-week course that combines online sleep education with individual sleep coaching. His course helps clients improve their sleep so they can enjoy a better life with more energy and start each day feeling happy, healthy, rested, and refreshed. Martin also runs a free sleep training course that has helped over 5,000 insomniacs. He holds a master’s degree in health and wellness education and studied clinical sleep health at the University of Delaware.