Ekbom syndrome


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Related to Ekbom syndrome: Couvade Syndrome, Cotard Syndrome, Ekbom Disease
  • noun

Synonyms for Ekbom syndrome

feeling of uneasiness and restlessness in the legs after going to bed (sometimes causing insomnia)

References in periodicals archive ?
About one in 20 people over the age of 40 suffer from restless legs or Ekbom syndrome - an irresistible urge to move your legs at night, often accompanied by twitching and a feeling that something is crawling under your skin.
Restless legs, or Ekbom syndrome as some doctors call it, affects as many as one in 20 people and can be very annoying.
Some doctors don't believe in Ekbom syndrome, which causes a burning sensation in the legs and feet that may be relieved by moving them, sometimes continuously.