Restless legs syndrome typically occurs while sitting or lying down. It generally worsens with age and can disrupt sleep.

The main symptom is a nearly irresistible urge to move the legs.

Getting up and moving around helps the unpleasant feeling temporarily go away. Self-care steps, lifestyle changes, or medications may help.

A condition characterized by a nearly irresistible urge to move the legs, typically in the evenings.

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources:  Mayo Clinic and others.

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Cases per year

More than 3 million US cases per year

Treatment can help, but this condition can't be cured

Requires a medical diagnosis

Lab tests or imaging rarely required

Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong

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