Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome is a sleep disorder that is associated with an uncontrollable need to move the legs due to an uncomfortable feeling. This is most commonly experienced at night when sitting or lying down. 

Restless Leg Syndrome can develop at any age, and typically gets worse over time.

Symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome include:

  • Leg discomfort and an urge to move the legs that start after sitting or lying for long periods of time
  • The urge to move the legs is lessened when moving

There are multiple potential causes of Restless Leg Syndrome. The most common causes of Restless Leg Syndrome include:

  • Heredity causes - people who have family members with Restless Leg Syndrome may be more likely to develop Restless Leg Syndrome,
  • Pregnancy - hormonal changes associated with pregnancy can result in Restless Leg Syndrome

As a type of sleep disorder, Restless Leg Syndrome can affect a person's quality of sleep. Poor sleep can negatively impact a patient's quality of life.

Contact Crouse Sleep Services at (315) 479-5070 to make an appointment.