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Restless Leg Syndrome

Involuntary sensations in your legs before and during sleep can keep you from getting the sleep you need. If you can’t get to sleep at night or you feel sleepy throughout the day and don’t know why, Midwest Chest Consultants can help diagnose and treat your sleep disorder.

What is RLS?

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a sleep disorder marked by crawling, creeping, burning, itching, or tugging sensations in the legs while resting or sitting for long periods of time. (RLS sometimes affects arms, as well.) 

The sensations are often so bothersome that you may feel the need to move your legs frequently while trying to fall asleep. Often, it is difficult to sleep until the sensations subside. 

According to the RLS Foundation, about 80% of the 12 million people with RLS also have periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD).

What is PLMD?

Similar to restless leg syndrome (RLS), periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) is characterized by sudden, involuntary, and repetitive leg-jerking or kicking at the onset of sleep and during sleep. PLMD movements may occur every 10 to 60 seconds — possibly hundreds of times — and often disturb the sleep of bed partners. 

Both RLS and PLMD sufferers often feel excessive sleepiness (EDS) during the day.

RLS Diagnosis and Treatment in St. Charles, Missouri

If you or a loved one are experiencing the symptoms of RLS or PLMD, look to Midwest Chest Consultants. Here you’ll receive care from one of our experienced, highly capable St. Charles, Missouri sleep physicians

With a sleep evaluation, we can accurately diagnose your condition. If we determine you have RLS or PLMD, we’ll create an individualized treatment program that can bring you welcome relief.

Put your restless legs to rest. Call (636) 946-1650 to schedule your consultation today or request an appointment online.