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Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless Legs Syndrome Fact Sheet

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder characterized by unpleasant sensations in the legs and an uncontrollable urge to move when at rest in an effort to relieve these feelings.

Review Date: February 11, 2013

NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - NINDS

Restless Legs Syndrome Healthcare Provider Directory

RLS Foundation maintains a directory of healthcare providers who have expressed interest and/or knowledge in the treatment of RLS. Locate a provider in your area.

Review Date: September 19, 2011

Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation

Restless Legs Syndrome: Find a Support Group or Contact

Locate a support group or volunteer in your area to find support and information about the latest treatments for Restless Legs Syndrome.

Review Date: September 22, 2011

Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation

Suggested Coping Methods for RLS

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a sensorimotor condition that can interfere with sleep as well as rest-related waking activities. Learning methods to cope with your RLS symptoms can significantly improve your quality of life.

Review Date: September 22, 2011

Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation

Your Guide to Healthy Sleep- (PDF)

This document describes the important role sleep plays in maintaining good health and optimal work and school performance. Tips are provided to help you avoid drowsy driving and to guide you toward a good night's sleep.

Review Date: July 19, 2012

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI