Sleep Disorders Patient Education

Pain & Sleep: Further Education

Refer to these resources from the National Sleep Foundation to help improve your sleep and manage your pain.

RLS Treatment Options

Are you having trouble sleeping with restless legs syndrome? Well, there's good news because there are plenty of treatment options available! Learn more about these options and talk to your doctor.

How is RLS treated?

How is RLS treated? For many people with RLS, prevention is the first step towards managing symptoms. People may work with their health care professional to develop a variety of lifestyle changes and activities to reduce symptoms.

What causes RLS, is there a cure for RLS?

What causes RLS? In July of 2007, researchers discovered a gene variant for RLS, which helps explain why it may be traced through generations in families. Researchers believe this gene increases one’s risk for a type of hereditary RLS, known as primary or familial RLS. Is there a cure for RLS? There is currently no cure for RLS. However, in most cases RLS symptoms can be controlled through lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, and medical treatments as appropriate.

RLS Symptom Diary

What is the RLS Symptom Diary? The RLS Symptom Diary is a convenient place to write down details about your daily symptoms, such as what time you first start to notice them and how long they last, and it is also a good way to keep track of the symptoms you experience. We have also created the RLS Symptom Diary Summary to help you pull together quickly what you have been experiencing.

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) and Sleep

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a neurologic sensorimotor disorder that is characterized by an overwhelming urge to move the legs when they are at rest. The urge to move the legs is usually, but not always, accompanied by unpleasant sensations. It is less common but possible to have RLS symptoms in the arms, face, torso, and genital region. RLS symptoms occur during inactivity and they are temporarily relieved by movement or pressure.


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