Restless Legs Syndrome

long black legs with heelsRestless legs syndrome (RLS) is a sensory disorder causing an almost
irresistible urge to move the legs. The urge to move is usually due to
unpleasant feelings in the legs that occur when at rest. People with RLS use
words such as creeping, crawling, tingling, or burning to describe these
feelings. Moving the legs eases the feelings, but only for a while. The
unpleasant feelings may also occur in the arms.

Effects of RLS

RLS can make it hard to fall asleep and stay asleep. People with RLS often
don’t get enough sleep and may feel tired and sleepy during the day. This can
make it difficult to: