Living with Restless Legs Syndrome
is a neurologic disorder marked by uncomfortable feelings in the lower limbs that are heightened by inactivity and relieved by movement. The leg discomfort usually begins in the evening and worsens at night for most people as they attempt to sleep. Though movement promptly relieves the discomfort, symptoms return as soon as the person sits or lies down again. Patients can ease symptoms with lifestyle measures, such as taking a hot bath, exercising on a stationary bike before bedtime and avoiding caffeine, alcohol and nicotine.