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Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome is a condition that is characterized by the urge to move your legs or discomfort in your legs that is made worse when you are sitting still and better if you are moving. The discomfort may feel like a creeping, tugging or throbbing in your legs that can range from irritating to painful. It results in difficulty falling and staying asleep and may result to poor sleep and insomnia. 

The cause of restless leg syndrome is unknown. It may be linked to genetics or associated with certain medical conditions such as diabetes or kidney diseases. Some medications, alcohol, nicotine and caffeine can make restless leg syndrome worse.

There is not one treatment that works for every patient who suffers from restless leg syndrome. For some patients, lifestyle changes can greatly reduce their symptoms while others need medications to ease the problem.

Indiana University Health Sleep Disorders physicians understand how restless leg syndrome can disrupt your life. After diagnosing your condition, we help you make the changes necessary to better control your symptoms and restore your ability to sleep well. We provide you with high quality care that is focused on improving your physical, mental and emotional health.

How We Can Help

How We Can Help

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