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A 40-year-old member asked:

Any ideas on why i'm suddenly having problems sleeping and also having restless legs?

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Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
RLS: If you have an urge to move your legs esp. Close to bedtime that feels like an uneasy discomfort and gets worse at rest and better with movement, it may be restless legs syndrome (rls). And this can lead to trouble sleeping. It is recommended that you see a sleep medicine specialist to determine if its RLS or something else. Try gentle stretching exercises ; avoid caffeine to help somewhat.
Last updated May 13, 2015


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