Associated Conditions for Restless Legs Syndrome
Excerpts on associated medical conditions for Restless Legs Syndrome:
NINDS Restless Legs Syndrome Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)
Research suggests that restless legs syndrome is related
to periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD), another more common motor
disorder which causes interrupted sleep. The symptoms often exhibit
circadian rhythmicity in their peak occurrence during awakening hours.
(Source: excerpt from NINDS Restless Legs Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)
Restless Legs Syndrome: NWHIC (Excerpt)
Many people with RLS also have a related sleep disorder called periodic
limb movements in sleep (PLMS). PLMS is characterized by involuntary
jerking or bending leg movements during sleep that typically occur every
10 to 60 seconds. Some people may experience hundreds of such movements
per night, which can wake them, disturb their sleep, and awaken bed
partners. People who have RLS and PLMS have trouble both falling asleep
and staying asleep and may experience extreme sleepiness during the day.
As a result of problems both in sleeping and while awake, people with RLS
may have difficulties with their job, social life, and recreational
activities. (Source: excerpt from Restless Legs Syndrome: NWHIC)
List of associated medical conditions for Restless Legs Syndrome:
The list of conditions mentioned by various sources
as associated with Restless Legs Syndrome includes:
About associated conditions for Restless Legs Syndrome:
Associated conditions are those which appear
statistically related, but do not have
a clear cause or effect relationship.
Whereas the complications
are caused by Restless Legs Syndrome,
and underlying causes
may be causes of Restless Legs Syndrome,
the following list shows associated conditions
that simply appear with higher frequency in people
who have Restless Legs Syndrome.
In some cases, there may be overlap
between this list and risk factors
for Restless Legs Syndrome.
People with Restless Legs Syndrome may be more likely to
get a condition on the list of associated conditions,
or the reverse may be true, or both.
Whether they are causes of, caused by, or simply
coincidentally related to Restless Legs Syndrome
is not always clear.
For general information,
see Associated Condition Misdiagnosis.