Have you ever experienced a sleepless night? Many people who can’t sleep will wonder if they suffer from some sort of sleeping disorder. Occurring in many people, sleep disorders prevent or limit sleep, which can lead to disruptions in daily behavior patterns while hindering a person’s ability to work. Let’s take a closer look at restless leg syndrome.
What is restless leg syndrome?
Restless leg syndrome affects approximately 10% of the U.S. population. It is a sleep disorder that involves the nervous system and causes an urge for a person to move their legs. Since this usually interferes with sleep, it is considered a sleep disorder.
People with restless leg syndrome experience the following symptoms:
- Uncomfortable sensations in their legs
- Irresistible urge to move their legs and relieve the sensations
Restless leg syndrome often feels like uncomfortable itchy, pins and needle sensations in the legs. These sensations are typically worse while at rest, especially while lying or sitting with symptoms worse in the evening and at night. As a result, the lack of sleep can hinder a person’s day-to-day life.
Contact Dr. Sara at AZ Sleep & TMJ Solutions for more information on restless leg syndrome and other sleep disorders, including sleep apnea. By getting to the bottom of your sleep problems, we can help you get a better night’s sleep.