Those that lose an ideal night's sleep due to periodic leg movements (PLM) and restless leg syndrome typically have a few symptoms in common. Just as the name of this condition suggests, those that are affected to have unusual repetitive movements in their lower legs and experience fatigue. If this is you, give us a call today.
Those that suffer from periodic leg movements (PLM) or Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) can experience a life full of nightly discomfort should the problem go neglected. Your doctor may suggest simple changes to your lifestyle like avoiding caffeine, practicing good sleep principles, and medication prescription to help improve your sleep.
• Constant discomfort and urge for leg
• Uncomfortable sensations
• Symptoms begin or worsen while resting
• Symptoms improve when legs are moved
• Symptoms worsen in evening, especially
while lying down
• Difficulty in falling or staying asleep
Unlike some seeping disorders, PLM and RLS can be managed, but not cured. Most
doctors will prescribe medications that control the movements, though you will always
be susceptible to relapses of the issue. Generally, patients will benefit from sedatives
or pain killers. Once we diagnose you, make an appointment with your physician to discuss treatment options.