Restless Legs Syndrome: ‘Creepy-Crawly’ Legs Causing Distress?

Although many of us take it for granted, sleep is very important for health. For some 12 million Americans, though, falling asleep can be difficult. Instead of snoozing off peacefully in bed, they are tormented by leg discomfort and an irresistible urge to move their legs. More often than not, that means hopping out of bed and pacing the floor. And the consequences go far beyond a night of misery. People with restless legs syndrome (RLS) also may suffer as the condition impacts their daytime activities.

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