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What causes moving limbs during sleep?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Normal

Unless there is sleep disruption, or reason to believe that there is something amiss, leg movement in sleep is of no concern.
There is an extensive list of conditions where this might become an issue, includes sleep apnea, restless legs, parkinson's, neurodegenerative disorders ...Etc.

In brief: Normal

Unless there is sleep disruption, or reason to believe that there is something amiss, leg movement in sleep is of no concern.
There is an extensive list of conditions where this might become an issue, includes sleep apnea, restless legs, parkinson's, neurodegenerative disorders ...Etc.
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Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry

In brief: Sleep disorders

Periodic limb movement disorder and restless leg syndrome are commonly recognized sleep disorders.
If they are accompanied by excessive daytime sleepiness, a sleep study should be considered. These are associated with sleep related breathing disorders and can often be successfully treated. See a sleep specialist in medicine or dentistry.

In brief: Sleep disorders

Periodic limb movement disorder and restless leg syndrome are commonly recognized sleep disorders.
If they are accompanied by excessive daytime sleepiness, a sleep study should be considered. These are associated with sleep related breathing disorders and can often be successfully treated. See a sleep specialist in medicine or dentistry.
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