Are you having trouble sleeping because of your legs? There is a chance you may have what is known as restless leg syndrome. Around 10 percent of adults in the United States suffer from this ailment, and growing research has helped pave the way for better treatments for this troubling syndrome.
What is Restless Leg Syndrome?
RLS is actually a disease that begins in the brain. This neurological disorder can affect either gender at any age, though it has been found to be more common in adult women. Though the exact cause is unclear, many with restless leg syndrome also suffer from periodic limb movement disorder. It is believed that the two health issues are somehow linked.
What are the Signs?
Restless leg syndrome feels slightly different for each sufferer, which can make it hard to pinpoint for each person. Below is a set of symptoms that describes the types of issues someone might have:
• Unpleasant sensations or even pain in the legs while at rest
• Symptoms that get worse at night
• The urge to constantly move your legs
• Moving your legs eases symptoms
• Trouble sleeping
Schedule an Appointment
Do you suspect you are suffering from restless leg syndrome? It may be time to talk with an experienced physician about your symptoms. Schedule an appointment with O2 Pulmonary & Sleep Group by calling 214-919-0757 or contact us online.