Making Up for Lost Sleep – Sleep Deprivation

Lack of sleep is something that those suffering from RLS can readily identify with.  If you cannot fall asleep or stay asleep due to the unpleasant sensations in your legs, then you are going to suffer from sleep deprivation.  The military has long used sleep deprivation as a means of extracting information from enemy captives.  It is successful because of …

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“Why Can’t I Stop Kicking? I just want to sleep!” As soon as your head hits the pillow, the nightmare begins. “Creepy-crawly” sensations up and down your legs. Jumpy, jerky leg muscles. Random kicking that wakes you (and your partner!) through the night. Morning finds you groggy and irritable. Looks like another day ruined by Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS). Do these symptoms sound …

Are you are risk for Heart Disease if you Suffer from Restless Legs?

Heart Disease and Restless Legs (RLS) John Winkelman, MD, PhD of the , Division of Sleep Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in Brighton, MA, and colleagues conducted a clinical study designed to examine the association between RLS and cardiovascular disease. Their sample for this evaluation was over 1,500 men and nearly 1,900 women with an average age …

Restless Legs and Celiac Disease

Marcello Moccia, MS, of the Department of Neurological Sciences at the University Federico II and IDC Hermitage Capodimonte in Naples, Italy, and colleagues, set out to investigate the relationship between Restless Legs (RLS) and celiac disease (CD). The basis of their investigation was that iron-related anemia, due to mal-absorption, is common in CD, and such iron deficiencies are also often …