Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless Legs Syndrome (also known as RLS or Willis-Ekbom Disease) is a major cause of sleep disturbance. When the person tries to rest, they get an irresistible urge to move their legs.

SDA had an old RLS website that had become out of date. Please note that all the information is currently under review and update, with updated and new information being transferred to these pages in stages. These pages are under still under construction. However our RLS Factsheet has recently been updated.

On these SDA pages, we have the following sections:

THE FACTS ON RLS
What is RLS?
Causes of RLS
Symptoms of RLS
Diagnosis of RLS

MEDICAL INFORMATION
Medications for RLS
Medical Specialists on RLS

PATIENT RESOURCES
Exercises to Try
Strategies for Coping

RESEARCH ON RLS

USEFUL LINKS FOR RLS