Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a sleep disorder that causes unpleasant sensations in the legs.
The cause of RLS is still unknown.
Sensations occur when you lie down or sit for a prolonged time.
This causes the need to move the legs for temporary relief of symptoms by:
- Stretching or bending
- Rubbing the legs
- Tossing or turning in bed
- Getting up and pacing
Your doctor can diagnose RLS based on your signs and symptoms, a complete medical history and a physical exam. In addition, tests, such as lab tests or a sleep study, may be done.
To see a sleep specialist, contact your physician and ask for a referral to OSF Sleep.
Once we have received the referral, we will contact you to schedule an appointment.