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Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a nervous system disorder that causes an overpowering urge to move your legs. It’s also known as Willis-Ekbom disease. Doctors consider it. Restless leg syndrome, or RLS, is a neurological disorder. RLS is also known as Willis-Ekbom disease, or RLS/WED.

RLS causes unpleasant sensations in the legs, along with a. Restless legs syndrome, or RLS, is a common nerve condition where you have unpleasant creeping, tugging, or pulling feelings in your legs. You might also have an overwhelming urge to.

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) can be tricky to diagnose, largely because symptoms tend to be worse at night and less obvious in the doctor’s office. RLS. Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a sleep disorder in which uncomfortable leg sensations create an uncontrollable urge to move your legs. This usually happens at bedtime but can occur during other times when your legs are inactive.

RLS in young people is often first thought to be “growing pains,” and not a real condition that should be treated. Restless legs syndrome may also be an indication of a more serious problem: low iron. Spinach, seafood, most bean and whole-grain bread offer this critical nutrient without some of the potential detrimental qualities of other iron-rich options like red meat (which is filled with carnitine).

A person with restless legs syndrome experiences twitchiness and discomfort in the legs, usually after going to bed. As this can lead to insomnia, it is considered a sleep disorder. Restless legs.

Restless legs syndrome (RLS), also called Willis-Ekbom Disease, causes unpleasant or uncomfortable sensations in the legs and an irresistible urge to move them. Symptoms commonly occur in the late afternoon or evening hours, and are often most severe at night when a person is resting, such as sitting or lying in bed. Restless leg syndrome (RLS, restless legs syndrome) is a common cause of painful legs. The leg pain of restless leg syndrome typically eases with motion of the legs and becomes more noticeable at rest.

Restless leg syndrome also features worsening of symptoms and leg pain during the early evening or later at night. “Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a very common problem,” says Jacob Teitelbaum, MD. People with daytime RLS have the sensation that they need to.

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Definition A. Restless legs syndrome (RLS), also known as WillisEkbom disease, is a neurologic disorder usually involving throbbing, pulling, creeping, or other unpleasant sensations of the legs with sometimes an overwhelming urge to move them.

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by Jill C. Cash, MSN, APN, FNP-BC, Cheryl A. Glass, MSN, APRN, WHNP-BC
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Restless legs syndrome is characterized by intense aching or crawling sensations inside the legs and calves that occur while sitting or lying; it causes an irresistible urge to move or rub the legs.

“Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry E-Book” by Theodore A. Stern, Gregory L. Fricchione, Jerrold F. Rosenbaum
from Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry E-Book
by Theodore A. Stern, Gregory L. Fricchione, Jerrold F. Rosenbaum
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

Restless legs syndrome is a disorder associated with discomfort in the legs (less often, the arms) and includes sensations of crawling, wiggling, and electrical features.

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by Marschall S. Runge, M. Andrew Greganti
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2008

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common sensory syndrome that is characterized by nocturnal urges to move the legs, often accompanied by unpleasant or painful calf and ankle sensations, which are triggered by rest and improved with movement.

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by Teri J. Barkoukis, Jean K. Matheson, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is diagnosed through subjective report of an urge to move the legs, usually accompanied or caused by uncomfortable or unpleasant sensations in the legs.

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by Dr. Stewart A. Factor, DO, Dr. William Weiner, MD
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Definition A. Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurologic disorder usually involving throbbing, pulling, creeping, or other unpleasant sensations of the legs with sometimes an overwhelming urge to move them.

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Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a sleep disorder in which there is an urge to move the legs in order to stop unpleasant leg sensations that may be described as “crawling” or “tingling.”

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Wolters Kluwer Health, 2018

Answering yes to any of these questions suggests possible restless legs syndrome (RLS), the causes of which aren’t fully understood.

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New Harbinger, 2009

About 85 to 90% of restless legs syndrome patients will have periodic limb movements in sleep, but only a minority of patients with periodiclimb movements in sleep will meet the clinical criteria of restless legs syndrome.

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by Lee Goldman, Andrew I. Schafer
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

Restless legs syndrome is a clinical diagnosis wherein the patient is aware of uncomfortable sensations in the limbs (usually legs but sometimes arms or trunk) that keep him or her awake at night.

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Wolters Kluwer Health, 2015

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  • I’ve been up all night for over a Month! Get maybe two hours of sleep after the sun comes up. It’s awful!! Doc said to take magnesium but never mentioned iron! I’m so desperate to sleep! I just bought calf compression kit and 2 types of RLS pills on Amazon. I will get my blood tested to see if I’m low on iron next. Thank you!

  • I literally get up and go for a run in the middle of the night because I can’t stand the sensations in my legs. I turned 30 and my body decided to have a mind of its own.

  • Thank you for this, helped a bunch, had hella annoying sensations in my legs but by doing these stretches everyday it’s gone! Thank you

  • Hi. I’m trying to diagnose my 4 year old daughter, she does an odd stretching everyday for about 5 20 minutes. She crosses her legs and jerks for the period repeatedly. She sweats after a few minutes as well so it seems it’s kind of an exercise. I’m not sure if this is normal, it almost feels like it’s involuntary. Have you heard of something like this?

  • I started developing RLS in my later 20’s. Never really understood what it was until hearing an informercial about it. I’m now 34 and it has gotten worse over the years. To the point where I have cried from sleepless nights and having to go to work the very next day.

  • Can’t believe she just mentioned opioids the only time I’ve dealt with restless leg syndrome is withdrawing off that shit! Otherwise I don’t deal with it at all…. yeah get them on opioids idiot then they got a whole world of problems to deal with

  • So I’m 15 and I just got surgery done on my left ACL, I can walk with a brace now and every night for the past week, muscle twitches in my legs have been keeping up all night. Some days the twitches last all day and night. I still can’t get rid of them. I have a date tomorrow and I’m going to me so tired

  • When I go to bed for sleep, one of my legs gets colder than the other one, feeling uncomfortable or I must say vibration in my leg. I cover my leg with shawl below the knee upto ankle. Sometime I have to grip my leg with shawl a little tight to have a pleasant time. Please help me out to get rid of this situation.

  • Thank you. It look like I had this since my teens. Dose sports and injuries from spots increase it? I had 4 knee surgery on one knee. And shoulder surgery and back surgery. Finley hand surgery. I do have never damage and in my legs.

  • Can anyone please tell me what i can use for rls. Im 14 and i have it but im more worried about my grandma, she has it but like 10x worse than i do. I give her massages for like 30 mins but it doesnt work. Anyone know anything i can do or use???

  • I’ll have to try these exercises. Last 3 nights in a row, I’ve experienced RLS in my left leg. I have actually had this condition on and off for awhile now, but it used to be less frequent. It’s also always only in my left leg. I’ve also had pain in my left knee on and off, so who knows what’s going on there. Hopefully these exercises can lessen my symptoms a bit.

  • What helps me is drinking a tonic water before going to bed, and rubbing dry soap on my legs. Thank you for the video, the stretching helps a lot too.

  • Thanks Dr,Jo, have been doing these exercises for the last four days,and as I have sciatica pain in my left leg has nearly gone, thanks and God bless you.

  • Using a very firm foam roller to do myofascial release on my legs before bed has really helped with my ALS flare ups. Whoo boy can it hurt at the time but my legs feel so loose and weightless afterwards.

  • Being a 6’3 14 year old my mother used to tell me as a kid that I was having growing pains to keep me from freaking out. My legs are killing me and I can’t sleep����

  • Shipping for basic training right now, and ive had this problem for years in my feet, havent heard too many ppl talk about it in ur feet, i just really need sleep hope this help

  • I have them tonight. Doubt that I will be able to sleep. I want that roller pen. That’s what I’m doing on them right now is rubbing them. Sometimes my Meditation will help if I can sit still long enough.

  • I need some help lol. I have to shake my legs to fall asleep and sometimes I don’t need to. I was just wondering if it could be RLS. I don’t get any leg pains. What could it be?

  • Had RLS since a kid. Does anyone get the strong kick sensation, followed by said strong kick, usually the right leg. Those drive me crazy. It’s like a hiccup building uo. You know its coming and there is nothing you can do. Also, do you sometimes get that feeling that the muscle around your thigh bone is trying so slowly crush it.

  • Hello Dr. Jo,I am suffering from RLS and thus saw your excercises.
    They’re definitely good,as the reviews suggest.But I’m also a slipdisc patient.So,shall I follow these.Please help me��

  • every night this happens, my legs feel so uncomfortable and i always have the urge to move
    or stretch them. it happens in my arms too.

  • I’ve RLS for about 13 years. 3 years ago, it gotten worse and I was trying high and low for cure. Nerve related medicine works well but better not use this type of medicine. It’s a syndrome and not a disease. Something is wrong with our body and we just have to slowly isolate the problems. It can be lacking of certain vitamins etc. Or sugar for some. I’m much better now through Chinese medicine. For my case, it has something to do with rheumatism.

  • I am suffering from this disease from almost 16-17 years, tried almost everything, but hardly get relief, it worsens during summer, please suggest something that works instantly so that I can sleep better, I got frustrated with this

  • I got it since forever + taking meds that makes it worse. However, a few things that usually help me keeping it under control are:
    sitting against a wall (without a chair so all the pressure is in the legs)
    That’s for direct relief.
    On a more regular basis:
    tight tight schedule and routines:
    gym several times a week
    make sure I drink enough water, no coffee after a certain hour.
    sleep with the window open. Colder temperature helps
    So yeah pretty general stuff mostly everything for a better sleep. Dark room, meditation, no screen types etc
    weighted blanket (helps only a little for me)
    if your meds cause this, take them in the morning. That’s been crucial for me in keeping it under control.
    None of these are miracles solutions obviously. Note that I don’t have the painful or creepy crawlies feeling type, just the urge, so creating some type of pain i can control has help me. Might not work for others.
    Good luck out there!
    Good luck!!

  • Thing is o thought it was normal because I move my legs every time to help me sleep till I was told it isn’t.

    Now am scared, won’t it be annoying to my partner if I ever get one

  • Its 1:32 am here in Phil. Cant sleep and my legs are aching for couple of weeks. Tried every massage techniques but it wont stop the aching sensation. Trying this relief now in my bed with my headsets on. ������ Thank you so much Doc.

  • I just bought a powerfit elite vibration plate to try and lose weight and tone up. But unexpectedly discovered using it about 30 minutes before sleep completely got rid of the creepy crawly feelings in my legs. I now sleep like a baby it’s the greatest thing ever for me. No drugs, no therapies and I’m getting toned up as well.

  • You’re awesome!! These are great!!! I’m only 23 and recently started to have really bad restless legs and arms right when I’m relaxing when I’m trying to sleep and the most of my anxiety is in the evening to the night. It’s been rough but I’m trying hard to make this as comfortable as possible. Thank you for this video. I love your attitude! And your dog is super cute ��

  • Hi its now 2 in the morning and I couldn’t sleep.. I have been struggling now for a while with rls but to no avail can I find something or help to get some good sleep at night it’s so uncomfortable. Any recommendations please?

  • restless leg is caused by jinn possesion, i did ruqyah on someone who suffered from rls for 13 years and could not sleep when i met him he was wearing some type of patch prescribed by the dictor. When i did the ruqyah the jinn manifested and was very aggresive but after an hour of reciting and dua it was forced to leave by the will of Allah swt. the patient was immediately cured All praise is due to Allah lord of the worlds. this happened about 6 months ago and patient is fine previously for 13 years he was unable to sleep due to rls.

  • Good video, I have had restless legs focused mainly in my knees but also sometimes my elbows. It comes and goes in waves, I can go 2 months without a flair up but when it starts it can be 3 nights or 14 nights. I am 51 now and have had this since a child, I can remember long car journeys with the family, after 1/2 a hour I was kicking the back of my fathers seat. Stretching before bedtime is a must when I am suffering, I read that hot baths before bed help but makes me worse. I have some skin cooling sports gel for inflammations I use when it gets bad. Usually at 2.30 in the am. This is a truly cruel affliction as I am sure all of you will agree.

    I had it for 40 years and just cured it.
    MY CURE: I stopped eating meat. THATS IT! I went vegan and it completely stopped, whereas I used to get RLS multiple times per week at night.
    After getting annoyed with 100% vegan I introduced seafood for only 3-4 meals per week (15% of my diet) and it’s now been months after and still no RLS and I’m happy with my diet too and feel great. Hopefully it works for you too.Good luck

  • I have minor RLS but not so much where it causes me to lose sleep. Does anyone know if it gets worse over time? Can these exercises prevent RLS from reoccurring or gradually getting worse? thank you Dr.Jo! & (Remmy?):)

  • Thank you very dr jo. I had several medicines like lyrica, sifrol and gabapentin but non of these works. Now that tingling sensation when im sleeping is gone and i can sleep well. God Bless

  • What a load of bollocks. Rls is caused by inflammation of the nerves, commonly because of high carb diets and the resulting high insulin, or in rare cases sorbate food preservative, nightshade poisoning, toxic mould, heavy metal poisoning. Take away the cause and you avoid medication.

  • Im 17 and I was playing games at night and my right leg started to get hurt and it was annoying and I was going to bed and I try to sleep but it hurted so bad that I was awake 6.00 AM and yeah… here I am wondering
    Im scared if this keeps happening
    Why I have this now?!

  • Thanks for these ideas! i will try this to see if it helps me. Looking into magnesium as I heard that helps. Dr. Jo, anyone who loves animals the way I do, is ok in my sphere!!! Thanks again!

  • I have this uncomfortable sensation and urge to raise or stretch my legs while sleeping. I am taking medications but it’s just temporary because when I skip medicine for this RLS. I can’t sleep at night. Please guide me with good solutions which should be permanent

  • Thanks so much for this video! It’s great help. I strained my ankle about 2 years ago and, about a year ago, I started getting werid sensation in my ankle at nights, that used to keep me up. So I looked up to find some help and came across your video.. The relief was instant! However, lately, I’ve been having discomfort during the day too! So I went to the doctor and explained my problem to him and i suggested to him that I might have RLS since I tick the boxes but he kept saying that I don’t have RLS because that only happens at night and not during the day. My pain is getting worse and not sure what to do. What do you think, Dr. Jo? Any adivce/ help would be highly appreciated.



  • 5 in the morning in New Zealand. I’ve been in bed for about 5 hours now on and off sleep because of my legs. I knew I had restless legs but I never knew I could do these simple techniques to comfort them. Thank you!!!

  • Just smoked some ��, syndrome gone. Sucks when I run out, I will stay awake til 5am sometimes just trying to stop moving my legs and feet smh

  • one things helps for me and its pain….. punch it, slap it, jump down the stairs and try to break your legs
    yeah i thinks thats just me…..

  • My brother used to have this, he was I think six or seven years old. If you have this mild, try drinking green juice with greens such as kale and spinach. It may help you, it did for my brother.

  • I get this at night or if I bump it or something.
    I’ve had it for years and my parents just say its growing pains but I know its not.
    I feel this stinging beating burning feeling in my calf of usually my right leg. And then it’s hard to walk when I get up
    And it feels like its in the tendem of my leg

  • i think RLS is my case but for me its extremely mild. I see people commenting having pain or their legs being pulled but for me its just unconcious leg movement. Its better described as my leg being a dogs tail. When im happy or laughing or excited because of suspense my legs move a lot up and down. if some of you have better specifications for my condition it will be appreciated. Its like RLS but i can easily fight it.

  • I think i have it
    Its exactly how described
    Its so embarrassing in school especially
    Idk what to tell people when they see me kicking and stretching my legs, arms, neck and my back
    Its sooooo horrid, and feels tike torture
    But idk if i have it or not

  • ladies you have to check this artical https://womanuniverse.net/ways-to-check-if-you-have-restless-legs-syndrome-and-why-you-need-to-see-a-doctor-if-you-do/

  • I have this. I diagnosed myself with it. Lol.

    Anyway, it’s the worst feeling ever. It’s almost as if the feeling is not there but at the same time it is. It’s not pain, it’s more like leg anxiety. It definitely happens mostly at night, when I’m laying in bed getting ready to fall asleep. Except, I can’t and I don’t. Not until about three hours later. It’s just a constant feeling of needing to stretch my legs. Sometimes just one other times both. I feel like I need more bed space cause I feel trapped. As if I’m trapped in a tiny as room and need to stretch my legs. That is why I hate sleeping next to the wall cause I don’t have space for the one leg next to the wall. This is driving me insane to the point where I just want to cry even though it’s not painful. It’s just uncomfortable.

  • I’ll be honest I’m crying in my bed right now. My legs feel like they’re being tugged. I never knew this was a thing. Going to my doctors tomorrow:(

  • Even since I was little I shaked my legs and fidget with my hands. For a long time I was ok with it as long as I didn’t shake my legs in public. But one day I recorded myself in a camera and found out I’m shaking my whole body at all times. I didn’t even notice I was doing it. So I’m trying to learn to control it and sit still. I quickly find out it made me very uncomfortable and I had a strong feeling to move. I find out I wiggle my feet while laying down and I can’t even fold laundry without walking around my room. I threw away what I used to fidget with hands but that didn’t work because I began scratching my myself. You can find scars all over my arms,face,back,and neck where I scratch. I’m trying my best to keep myself from scratching. It’s still an work in progress but the good news is I have no trouble sleeping. Trying to go to sleep is the only time I can sit still and my body won’t bug me. Any other time it’s MOVE,MOVE,AND MOVE! So help me……………wish me luck on learning self control.

  • Last night I experimented: If RLS bothers me lying down then what happens if I sleep upright? I slept on the corner of the couch where the head is above the heart, heart above the waist, waist above the legs and legs above the feet, possibly a 20 degree incline. I fell asleep sleeping uninterrupted until morning. I never got up to go to the bathroom and awoke rested and ready to start my day. Eureka! I’ll sleep this way from now on. I wonder why RLS is kept at bay sleeping on an incline?

  • If this helps anyone: I am a very active athlete and don’t get symptoms during regular training schedule. But when I can’t train (like right now I have the flu) rls comes in and it’s excruciating. I wish I could run but I can’t rn…

  • I have always had the unconscious desire to bounce my legs while sitting but this last 7 days I have been completely unable to sleep form my legs just moving on their own or feeling an urgent need to “walk” or “run” in bed. It’s pretty scary since I’m massively sleep deprived and have been getting pretty high levels of exercise so it’s not that.

  • I always thought this was a normal thing that everyone experienced:0 almost every night I’ll have the strong urge to move and twist my toes and push on my nails, and I struggle with a lot of trouble falling asleep. I’m glad I at least know what it is now, so I can try to get help with it.

  • I don’t know how to describe it but my legs always feel tired and I can’t sleep still without turning left and right. It doesn’t affect when I sit down but only when I sleep at night. Do I have RLS? Or am I just tired?

  • I find it hard to fall asleep and I can’t hold my feet or legs resting. They just have to move! If I try to hold them still it feels very uncomfortable. I might have a mild rls. But right now when I am writing about it, I don’t live them as much because I am consentrating on writing.

  • I didn’t know I had it till I told her all I want to do is sleep. I told her that this is weird but I have holes in my sheets where my feet are. So she said that’s probably why your so tired. I have expensive sheets also not like there cheap anyways but. I have to like switch them around cause my toes get stuck. I’m bumbed I like my sheets now I need new ones. Ugh lol

    So is this why it feels like I have knots in my calves? They hurt so bad I can’t get rid of them

  • I can’t concentrate if I don’t bounce my legs. In class I’m always asked to stop tapping my legs but when I stop I feel like I have to keep tapping and I can’t focus on anything else but the tapping. But I’m not even anxious about the test so I had no idea why I kept having this problem. Also I have problems sleeping because my upper body and brain is tired but my legs are bouncing up and down.

  • I have it in my arms as well. Its awful:( I’ve had it since I was a young child. It would happen every now and then but now its every night I’m now 30.

  • Thank you so so much for these excercises!! They helped me so much this week, I now do them every day! I can’t thank you enough. From Isabella, Sweden

  • unknowingly i shake my leg while sitting and lying on bed. but i can control it if i want or when i notice. so is that a syndrome? i was watching tics videos lol than i gt scared that i have the same syndrome cuz i shake my leg than i know about restless syndrome. thn here i m

  • Am i the only one that gets it only in one leg?? In my case i ONLY get the urge to move ONE leg, it doesnt hurt or anything i just feel the URGE to move and move, and walk or something.

  • Please DON’T DO THE OPIOIDS OR PSYCH DRUGS. IT WILL ONLY WORSEN YOU. That’s what happened to me. No Anti-Epileptic drugs. It will worsen you.

  • I am one of those unfortunate people who’s suffering from this disorder.
    It is very hard and it affects me and my life a lot.
    My legs hurts every single night causing stress and LACK OF SLEEP.
    You’ll never know how hard it is until you experience.

  • I had a technique like for a week but it busted me. I tried to take my mind of it and it works sometimes. In class my legs are shaking all the time and in bed it can’t be helped ������

  • When ppl go to sleep when they are like half sleep do they hear like a black and white tv sound in their head as well as your legs?

  • Just get hooked on painkillers for a while, then experience a night without it, and you’ll KNOW what RLS really feels like. It’s enough to drive you mad. It’s way worse than just regular episodes, not only because without the opiates your brain goes dopamine empty, but the withdawal actually brings a bunch of other bad symptoms that add to the already existing discomfort. I had nights of such severe RLS that i had to exit the house and take my chances at the toughest blocks in town (at 4 am) scoring for heroin just to stop myself from going crazy!! Oh, but once you fix yourself… it’s Heaven on Earth. The best feeling in the Universe.

  • I’ve had RLS for over 15 years, it makes everything hard, people try to hold my legs down, once they let go, they’re back to moving nonstop. I’m embarrassed about sharing a bed because people complain a lot, it’s so bad

  • As a little girl my family would say my legs hurt because I was growing, it’s been 16 years and I don’t think growing means screaming into my pillow every night from this pain, at least I know what it is

  • Girls: boys haven’t felt true pain
    Me: have you ever felt like you needed to move and need to go to the toilet desperately while meeting your new high school teacher who is teaching algebra till lunch?

  • 6:06 Almost certainly not the case. Vegans/vegetarians on average have much better vitamin/mineral levels than those who eat animal products. Especially so for iron. Why? They actually eat their greens and vegetables.

  • i actually have rls one day as i was sleeping my leg was shaking then i couldnt move my toes but its fine i think it wont happen again

  • I need advice from anyone else who has restless legs or has knowledge about these things. eating makes my RLS worse. anyone else? let’s chat because it has morphed into a kind of eating disorder of mine where i feel anxious about eating when i know i won’t be able to run/ walk afterwards. It resembles exercise bulimia a little bit, and honestly, the sensation i feel in my legs during a restless episode feels like..an extra layer of skin/ fat on my legs that i can only get rid of by walking/running. this is such a strange thing that ive been struggling with for a few months and idk what to do, as i have become very irritable and depressed as a result. it has honestly contributed to the body dysmorphia i feel about my body, as the sensation draws attention to my legs and always has me second-guessing my diet and exercise. any advice?

  • I have this and I see it cool actually when I notice this I even move it more my own I because of this my legs is more faster than before I can move my legs in a way that other can’t when someone sits on my leg I move my leg so fast that its like an massage chair hahahaha….. ok i stoo talk now

  • i have episodes wherein i can’t completely sleep because of RLS. I went to school without having an actual minute of sleep because of it. Sometimes, it’s not only the legs that are restless, but it reaches my arms the eventually reach my body too, making my whole body restless. So frustrating that i cry sometimes

  • the restless leg people should be thankful that they dont have tics or tourette syndrome lol. or maybe this is one of tourette’s syndrome ����

  • Only in the last couple of years did I realise I had RLS. I didn’t even know it was a thing?
    These days when it comes on (usually late at night) I have to do certain stretches just to
    be able to sleep….

  • i have no idea that this is a syndrome. i am feelings this stuff for almost 4yrs. and i am now 17 and still suffering this shit every night. I almost cry every night bcoz of this hahaha

  • Tramadol helps initially but a higher dose becomes necessary due to tolerance. Doctors won’t subscribe a higher dose out of fear of organ failure leaving only weaning off the drug as an option. RLS symptoms are ten times worse while weaning off. Some pain centers wont prescribe tremadol if you have sleep apnea as tramadol may stop breathing in those suffering apnea. Hopeless.

  • A good analogy of RLS: There are heating elements in your calves which when you fall sleep someone turns them on high and walks away.

  • I have rest leg syndrome since I was kid, back then it was bad, I couldn’t sleep untill I wore socks �� or I put a blanket on my leg.. and I need to move my leg untill I get to sleep.. fast forward when I grew up.. it became less, I don’t move my leg a lot.. but in order to have a nice sleep I have to put some blanket or I will get like anxiety or I couldn’t even sleep.. I never let my leg naked.. I have to put something or else the feeling I feel like someone tickling me ������������ but now is getting better at least

  • Really disappointed the man only mentions Gabapentin. A much better drug would be LDN=low dose naltrexone. Very little side effects. It’s a good drug for the long haul.

  • Mine is always worse after I’m very very tired, I cannot sleep, it almost feels like my brain is telling me that gas is building up in my joints

  • I am in my late 20’s now but been suffering with this since I was 14 �� I HATE IT! it’s so uncomfortable. The moment I finally drift to sleep my legs start acting up. And I noticed the later I go to sleep the worse it gets. Sometimes my boyfriend will massage my legs until I fall alseep bc sometimes I can’t make it stop. So most nights I either wrap my legs around him or use a big pillow I noticed the more weight I keep over my legs at night the less of a problem my legs are. I wish there was a cure. Alot of people think RLS is bullshit but promise you its real and be happy if you don’t have it.

  • i posted comments on a lot of these rls videos outlining how i’ve beaten it. i forgot to add something very important. stop coffee, tea, coke, pepsi, energy drinks. they contain caffeine. decaffeinated coffee still contains some caffeine. and chocolate. it contains theobromine.

  • I’ve been doing these stretches nighty (adapting the quad stretch and doing it whilst standing, as I’m pregnant!) now that I am moving into the 3rd Trimester, my bump is getting bigger so when I do the hamstring stretch I am having to rotate from the hip, slightly outwards…is that ok do you think?

  • Yeah sometimes it’s very light in the day.. but right now it’s aching
    And idk if it’s a syndrome for me but it rarely happens for me

    I woke up at 1:?? AM and I didn’t feel tired, but my leg and foot was aching

  • Bit late too the video so don’t know if you’ll read this but I have been on ropinorole for years..am 51 and its now spread like explained all over.my doc kept putting up my dose..all makes sense now why its not working ( i have fibro, arthritis and ostepeanea so secondary rls then..thank you for video

  • I have this condition pretty bad sometimes. Doesn’t happen daily, but it is often and more often than before and could turn into that. It’s not painless at all, but it’s very uncomfortable cause you feel the urge to move your legs, like they need to be exercised.I usually kick my legs while in bed over and over trying to wear them out, I should start exercising before bed or something honestly and doing leg cardio of some sort if possible like walk on the porch or in the kitchen back and forth. It’s just not a pleasant condition.

  • I had this during high school for a month straight and it would come and go. I thought it was just me having another weird addiction but it was so painful and annoying to go to sleep. It went away and I don’t know how but I don’t want the chance of it coming back by thinking about it. Now it’s just sleeping paralysis 3 times every 2-3 weeks, or weird hallucinations during day naps.

  • Mine starts by feeling like I need to move my legs or run… then it creeps up my body until I feel it in my chest and arms as well. I can’t sleep when this happens. I’m awake all night up to 2 nights a week.

  • I closed my eyes around 10PM to sleep earlier and now its 12:42AM here and I’m still awake because I have rls and I keep on shaking my leg and I can’t fall asleep.

  • I came here cuz my toes keep moving rapidly when I lay down it’s so uncomfortable and it hurts cuz I want it to stop but it keeps moving even now while writing its moving but I try my best to keep it relaxed.

  • Yo I can’t sleep right now it’s 5 in the morning, I usually do jiujitsu and end at 9 which makes me tired and I go to sleep easily but since of corona virus with gyms closed, I can barely sleep cuz of my restless leg

  • I have this weird feeling going on for a few days now where I just have to move my feet to be comfortable but it doesn’t bother my sleep whatsoever just bothering. Any help?

  • I’m very lucky and don’t have it every night, but when I do I have it really bad. I end up exercising at like 3 am and bothering my roommate with the sound