Definition of restless legs syndrome in English:

restless legs syndrome

(also restless leg syndrome)


  • A disorder characterized by an unpleasant tickling or twitching sensation in the leg muscles when sitting or lying down, which is relieved only by moving the legs.

    • ‘Sleep disorders that may result in a complaint of insomnia include sleep apnea, periodic limb movement disorder, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy, and circadian rhythm disorders.’
    • ‘You could have a sleep disorder, such as obstructive sleep apnea or restless legs syndrome.’
    • ‘Fact sheets are on topics such as restless legs syndrome, insomnia, and sleep apnoea.’
    • ‘Patients with restless legs syndrome who give blood regularly are advised to see their physicians about possible adverse effects.’
    • ‘Some people with restless legs syndrome also have periodic limb movements during sleep.’
    • ‘Some patients can't sleep because they have restless legs syndrome.’
    • ‘A double blind crossover study of gabapentin to treat restless legs syndrome found that it improves both sensory and motor symptoms.’
    • ‘Other underlying causes include arthritis, kidney disease, heart failure, asthma, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, Parkinson's disease, and hyperthyroidism.’
    • ‘Insomnia, narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia, restless legs syndrome, and numerous medications are also common causes of inadequate sleep in adolescents.’
    • ‘Over the course of the study, three of the eight blood donors stopped experiencing symptoms of restless legs syndrome and five experienced a marked improvement.’
    • ‘I have often prescribed that medication for restless legs syndrome.’
    • ‘The medical risks associated with other sleep disorders, including more common conditions like insomnia and restless legs syndrome, are yet to be fully ascertained.’
    • ‘A person with insomnia may also have another sleep disorder such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and restless legs syndrome.’
    • ‘Tricyclic antidepressants that you have taken are very good general pain medicines but tend to exacerbate restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movements in sleep.’
    • ‘If you have restless legs syndrome, using hot or cold packs on your legs or taking a hot or cold bath might help.’
    • ‘Or maybe it's because we have insomnia or one of the other sleep disorders such as sleep apnea or restless legs syndrome.’
    • ‘Nine patients with severe restless legs syndrome were pretreated with domperidone for three days to mitigate side effects of apomorphine, which was given as an intravenous infusion.’
    • ‘Certain medicines may help people who have restless legs syndrome.’