Restless Limb Syndrome
With Restless Limb Syndrome, people can experience very uncomfortable or restless feelings primarily in their legs, but also in other parts of their body that make it difficult to go to sleep or stay asleep. Even when these individuals do fall asleep, they can have repeated leg or arm movements that prohibit their brain from getting sufficient deep sleep. This leads to excessive daytime fatigue or sleepiness. These are some very specific treatments for Restless Leg Syndrome that can be effective almost immediately.
Medications such as Sinemet®, Permax®, Mirapex®, or Requip® increase the effectiveness of a substance in the brain dopamine that controls these sensations and movements. These medications can alleviate the symptoms and help you rest more soundly and feel more refreshed during the day. There are several other medications that can be effective if this class of medications does not work. Consult a professional before taking any medication.
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