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

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Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Sleep Medicine 13 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.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Any reason why I am suddenly having problems sleeping and also having restless legs?

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Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 41 years experience
Prevention: Not being able to sleep may indicated sleep problems that can be life shortening or life threatening. A condition called restless leg syndrome may be at play. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help.

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