Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

What Is Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

Restless legs syndrome (RLS), also known as Willis-Ekbom disease, is a disease of the nervous system that can make it harder for you to sit still, especially at night or when you are trying to relax or sleep. If you have RLS, then sitting still may cause unpleasant sensations in your legs or arms, ranging from a mild creeping or crawling feeling to a growing or burning pain, until you get up and move. RLS can disrupt your life and make it hard for you to sleep.

RLS affects 7% to 10% of the U.S. population. 2% to 3% live with severe RLS.

What Causes Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

Risk Factors For Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

Diagnosing Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

Symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)


Living With Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)



Common Treatment

Complementary and Alternative Treatment

Care Guide

When To Contact A Doctor

Questions For Your Doctor

Questions For A Doctor