Restless Legs Syndrome Symptoms
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Symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome
Symptoms may include:
- Feelings of tingling, creeping, pulling, prickling, "pins and needles," or pain in the legs during periods of rest or inactivity-may also be this feeling in the arms.
- Symptoms typically get worse at night
- A strong urge to relieve these uncomfortable feelings with movement
- Restlessness, including floor pacing, tossing and turning in bed, and rubbing the legs
- Difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep
- Hypersomnia-recurrent episodes of excessive daytime sleepiness or prolonged nighttime sleep
Symptoms may begin at any age. But, they are most common in people older than 60 years old. Symptoms usually increase in the evening and during times of rest, relaxation, or inactivity.
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