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Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

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The National Sleep Foundation

The following are some tips for coping with Restless Legs Syndrome:

  • Don’t hide your symptoms — talk to your friends, family, and colleagues about RLS so they know what to expect
  • Practice yoga, Pilates, or other stretching techniques regularly, preferably late in the day
  • Arrange your schedule to be able to sleep when your symptoms are least pronounced
  • Choose an aisle seat at the movies or on airplanes so that you are able to move around if necessary
  • Plan travel hours when symptoms are least severe and allow times for breaks