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Finding Out You Have Restless Leg Syndrome

It is not a matter of life and death, but rather a major inconvenience to a good night’s sleep.  Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is one of the sleeping disorders that often goes un-detected for quite some time.  The biggest reason for this is because patients rarely talk about their sleep to their doctor during their annual physical exam.  But that is only part of the problem.  As a patient, you can’t be expected to understand everything there is to know about a good night’s sleep and when you are or “are not” getting it.

So, with the help of a sudden increase in high profile health care cases regarding sleeping disorders, Restless Leg Syndrome is also beginning to become more prominent in the world of primary care doctors and internists practicing medicine.  The simple task of diagnosing clinically this sleep disorder can often be accomplished by asking patients if they feel creepy feelings in their legs  that are worse at nightime.  This is something that Dr. William Dement Talks about in his bestselling book “The Promise of Sleep” which was written in simple terms for the ordinary person to understand.

Once patients with RLS are aware of their problem, there are simple ways to remedy the disorder and allow for the individual to obtain a great nights sleep once again.

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Restless Leg Syndrome

What is Restless Leg Syndrome(RLS)?
This sleep disorder is one which can affect not just one person but also the whole family.  Or whoever else is sleeping in the same bed as the RLS person.  The reason is that if you suffer from restless leg syndrome, you are having restless limbs all through the night.  This can be quite annoying because it can wake up the person with the sleeping disorder, as well as anyone else who is sleeping next to that person.

How Do You Know if you have RLS?
If you are the type of person who feels horriblly strange pains in your legs at night or throughout the day.  Also, if you get relief by stretching out these limbs, its very probably you have restless leg syndrome.  It is very common, however very rarely diagnosed and treated because physicians often overlook this sleeping disorder.

What is Causing Restless Leg Syndrome?
This is a question that the medical world has still not figure out.  Stay tuned I guess.

How Can you Fix Restless Leg Syndrome?
Usually, the person with RLS fix the problem with certain medications prescribed by your doctor.  When treated with medications, it can usually be close to 100% relieved.

Curing Restless Leg Syndrome

Once you have taken care of your restless leg syndrome, you will quickly see a change in life for yourself and your bed partner(s).  This is because now you will not have all of those arousals all night long, and have the chance to finally sleep through everything.  Something you have not had for potentially years.

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