restless legs syndrome

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Synonyms for restless legs syndrome

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

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This syndrome may be related to the uncontrollable spasms in the lower leg known as nocturnal myoclonus.
Primary sleep disorders, such as nocturnal myoclonus (repetitive involuntary movements of the extremities during sleep) and restless leg syndrome (in which a peculiar "crawling" sensation occurs in the calves or thighs when lying down), are less frequent causes of chronic insomnia.
Disorders That Can Cause Chronic Insomnia Primary sleep disorders Sleep apnea Nocturnal myoclonus Restless legs syndrome Hypnic jerks Medical disorders Asthma Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Coronary or pulmonary insufficiency Dementia Epilepsy Fibrositis Gastroesophageal reflux Hypertension Hyperthyroidism Parkinson's disease Peptic ulcer disease Nocturnal cardiac ischemia Psychiatric disorders Major depression Anxiety Panic disorder Obsessive-compulsive disorder Borderline personality disorder Post-traumatic stress syndrome Adjustment disorders Anorexia nervosa Dementia Alcohol and substance abuse Phobia Psychologic disorders Preexisting emotional problems Inadequate coping strategies Internalization of emotions Persistent hypochondria Obsessive worrying
Nocturnal myoclonus, on the other hand, consists of debilitating, repetitive, and stereotypical leg movements occurring in non-REM sleep.
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