Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movements during Sleep

Jacques Montplaisir, Richard P. Allen, Walters Arthur, Luigi Ferini-Strambi

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The restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurologic condition characterized by an urge to move, usually associated with paresthesia, that occurs or worsens at rest and is relieved by activity. One of the central characteristics of RLS is the worsening of symptoms in the evening and during the night. Several studies have shown that the severity of leg discomfort follow a circadian rhythm, with the maximum occurring after midnight.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrinciples and Practice of Sleep Medicine: Fifth Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781416066453
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions(all)


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