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Dr. Mark Schwartz
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Restlessness (Overview)

This can look like hyperactivity. Pacing, excessive moving of arms and legs, etc. Restlessness can also be emotional or mental. The mind can feel like it is moving too fast and can interfere w/focus or sleep. It can be from anxiety, hormones, medication, or neurological and can resolve w/treatment. Peace and good health.


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What causes restless sleep?

What causes restless sleep?

Restless sleep: You have to first define what is restless sleep. If you are awakening numerous times, vs moving while awake repeatedly for comfort, vs being awakened by 3 children numerous times or the neighbor's dog barking incessantly. All of these can cause restless sleep. However, so can intrinsic sleep issues like sleep apnea. You need to see your physician or a sleep physician. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Schwartz
381 doctors shared insights

Restlessness (Overview)

This can look like hyperactivity. Pacing, excessive moving of arms and legs, etc. Restlessness can also be emotional or mental. The mind can feel like it is moving too fast and can interfere w/focus or sleep. It can be from anxiety, hormones, medication, or neurological and can resolve w/treatment. Peace and good health.


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What does having restless leg syndrome mean?

What does having restless leg syndrome mean?

Legs don't rest: Your legs don't rest when you are resting, often during sleep. The feeling of crawling/burning/sting/aching/squeezing in your legs and when you up and walking, these symptoms go away/subside. There medical conditions causing this--anemia, pregnancy, thyroid diseases etc..To name a few. So, if this is what you have, consult with your doc for evaluation...There are good treatments. Good luck. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Tip)

Managing Restless Leg Syndrome

Rls is a sleep disorder, and thus, tell your doctor how you are sleeping and whether it is disrupted. ...See more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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How do you treat restless leg syndrome naturally?

How do you treat restless leg syndrome naturally?

Relaxation: Relaxation exercises, moderate exercise, tylenol, (acetaminophen) warm baths and massage have all been recommended for helping with restless leg syndrome. Sometimes it may be caused by iron deficiency, therefore, correcting the deficiency may also help with the symptoms. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Tip)

Managing Restless Leg Syndrome

Ask what may help to stay calm and get deep sleep as soon as you get to bed without leg discomfort. ...See more

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How can I get treated for restless leg syndrome?

How can I get treated for restless leg syndrome?

See a physician: First step is to determine whether you have rls. Here is a good website: http://www.Rls.Org/ there are very good treatments but generally include medications, or evaluating whether other conditions are causing them. Ask your physician. ...Read more

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What drugs are there for treating restless leg syndrome?

What drugs are there for treating restless leg syndrome?

Several possibilitie: If intermittent:iron, levodopa, ropinarole, pramipexole, cabergoline, tramadol or opiates, benzodiazepines. If daily: ropinarole, pramipexole, gabapentin, tramadol or opiates. If not responding to treatment with those: gabapentin. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Tip)

Managing Restless Leg Syndrome

Try a variety of meds, as not all meds work well with everyone. Also, stretch before bed. ...See more