Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder that affects an estimated 12 million Americans. Patients suffering from RLS are plagued by uncomfortable sensations in the legs and an uncontrollable urge to move when resting in an effort to relieve the discomfort. These unpleasant sensations are often described by sufferers as a burning, creeping, tugging, or insect-like crawling inside the legs that range in severity from irritating to extremely painful. The strangest thing about this condition is that lying down or relaxing actually activates symptoms, and it is often misdiagnosed because many doctors attribute symptoms to nervousness, insomnia, stress, arthritis, muscle cramps or aging.

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