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Peo­ple with rest­less legs syn­drome may be more likely to think about sui­cide or to ac­tu­ally make plans to take their own lives, com­pared to peo­ple with­out the trou­ble­some con­di­tion, a new study sug­gests. Typ­i­cally, peo­ple with rest­less legs syn­drome say that when they’re ly­ing down, “they have a creepy-crawly feel­ing in their legs plus an ir­re­sistible urge to move,” said study co-au­thor Brain Koo, an as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor of neu­rol­ogy at the Yale Med­i­cal School. That urge to move pre­vents them from stay­ing in bed. And that of­ten means that pa­tients with rest­less legs syn­drome can’t get a good night’s sleep. It’s pos­si­ble that the poor sleep is lead­ing to de­pres­sion and sui­cide, Koo said.

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