People who suffer from restless leg syndrome have a problem with the portion of their nervous system that sends signals to the legs. As a result, it causes someone to feel a constant urge to move his or her legs, especially at night. People who have restless leg syndrome typically describe the urge to move their legs as being uncomfortable, itchy, or feeling like pins and needles.
The severity of restless leg syndrome symptoms ranges from person to person and can be mild or intolerable. In most cases, the symptoms are worse at night when someone is lying down and significantly less severe in the morning. In some extreme cases, the symptoms can make it very difficult for someone to fall asleep at night, seriously affecting his or her sleep and quality of life. Even though anyone can develop restless leg syndrome, this condition is more common among women. Most people who have severe symptoms are middle-aged or older.
To learn more about restless leg syndrome and other sleep disorders, schedule a consultation with Sleep Services of Maryland. Dial (240) 912-4683 to speak to a member of our experienced team.