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Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

RLS is a disorder diagnosed by the presence of four essential symptoms:

  • An uncomfortable sensation usually located in the legs that are associated with an overwhelming urge to move.
  • The experience of these sensations when the individual is immobile or at “rest.”
  • When the individual moves, the symptoms improve.
  • The symptoms are most prominent at night.

Due to the nature of these clinical symptoms, individuals with RLS often experience difficulties sleeping at night and functioning during the day.

Learn more about RLS and the Johns Hopkins Center for Restless Legs Syndrome

 

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