Short-interval leg movements during sleep entail greater cardiac activation than periodic leg movements during sleep in restless legs syndrome patients

R Ferri, F Rundo, A Silvani, M Zucconi, D Aricò, O Bruni, B Lanuzza, L Ferini-Strambi, Mauro Manconi

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Abstract

Periodic leg movements during sleep (PLMS) are sequences of ≥4 motor events with intermovement intervals (IMI) of 10-90 s. PLMS are a supportive diagnostic criterion for restless legs syndrome (RLS) and entail cardiac activation, particularly when associated with arousal. RLS patients also over-express short-interval leg movements during sleep (SILMS), which have IMI
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)602-605
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Sleep Research
Volume26
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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