Ways To Cope With Restless Legs Syndrome At Work

Sigh. No one wants to be that one person in the office. You know, the person that constantly gets up from their desk every five minutes it seems. Co-workers whispering, side-eyeing every time you look like you’re thinking about making another move. But, what if you’re that one person that actually has a good reason for getting up all the time and isn’t trying to make the day go by faster? What if you have restless legs syndrome (RLS)?
Up to 10% of the U.S. population will experience the “creepy crawly,” “pins and needles” and overall uncomfortable sensations that come along with RLS, a nervous system disorder that affects the legs and causes an urge to move them. The urge to move is usually worse when the body is at rest, like when sitting, so an eight hour workday for someone with RLS may feel like an unbearable eternity.
If you suffer from RLS, you’ll be happy to know there are things you can do help make your workday more bearable.