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Having a sleepless night now and then
can be annoying. But when you have
restless legs syndrome (RLS), going without sleep night
after night can make life miserable. You may be so tired that you just feel
If restless legs are robbing you of sleep, you're not
alone. But there may be some things you can do for yourself to make it easier
to get a good night's sleep, especially if your symptoms are mild.
If your RLS symptoms are mild, you may be able to get a good night's sleep
most nights by making some changes in your lifestyle. Make sure to follow these
general sleep tips:
symptoms don't get better, talk to your doctor. He or she may prescribe drugs
to control your RLS and help you sleep.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKarin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
Current as ofOctober 14, 2016
Current as of:
October 14, 2016
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
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