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Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is characterized by unpleasant sensations in the legs and an uncontrollable urge to move to gain relief. These sensations tend to appear or worsen during periods of rest or inactivity, particularly in the evening or at night. Most people with RLS have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep.

RLS is a common neurological disorder in North America. It is estimated that up to 7 - 10% of the U.S. population is living with this disease. More women than men are diagnosed with RLS, and the likelihood of being diagnosed with the condition increases with age.