The discomfort in the legs prompts a strong, often irresistible urge to move them. Feelings like pulling and itching make people with RLS want to adjust and twitch their legs endlessly, making sleep difficult. Stretching or massaging the legs often temporarily relieves the uncomfortable sensations, but people report that the itching and tingling comes back as soon as they try to rest again.
Receive updates on the latest news and alerts straight to your inbox.
This site offers information designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on any information on this site as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or as a substitute for, professional counseling care, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.