4 doctors weighed in:
What is plmd?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: PLMD=
Periodic limb movement disorder, a sleep disorder in which a patient moves his/her limbs involuntarily during sleep (unlike restless leg syndrome, which can occur while awake).
Diagnosis is made by an overnight sleep study (polysomnogram). A variety of meds are used to treat the condition, but at present there is no cure. Avoiding caffeine (as well as chemically related chocolate) is recommended.

In brief: PLMD=
Periodic limb movement disorder, a sleep disorder in which a patient moves his/her limbs involuntarily during sleep (unlike restless leg syndrome, which can occur while awake).
Diagnosis is made by an overnight sleep study (polysomnogram). A variety of meds are used to treat the condition, but at present there is no cure. Avoiding caffeine (as well as chemically related chocolate) is recommended.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified,
48 years in practice
55M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors