Health: Relief For Twitching Legs

It's the most common sleep disorder you've probably never heard of: restless legs syndrome. RLS affects up to 10% of the population and can cause nagging pain and discomfort along with an uncontrollable urge to move one's legs during periods of physical inactivity. At night it can mean hundreds of jerky, involuntary movements and can result in chronic sleep deprivation. A study reported in the journal Sleep found that Requip, a drug for Parkinson's disease, significantly reduced RLS symptoms and improved the quality of sleep. The drug is currently being reviewed for approval by the FDA. --By David Bjerklie


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