Goes away with movement: The urge often lessens with movement, such as jiggling the legs, stretching the legs.
Creeping sensation: In some cases it can also cause an unpleasant creeping sensation in the feet.
Worse at night: The feeling of restlessness is often worse in the evening or at night.
Periodic limb movements: Restless legs syndrome is also associated with periodic limb movements (PLM).
Variation in frequency: Not everyone who suffers from restless legs syndrome has symptoms constantly.
Variation in severity: Cases of restless legs syndrome also vary in severity. At its very worst.
Causes: The majority of cases of restless legs syndrome have no obvious cause.
Idiopathic restless legs syndrome: Idiopathic restless legs syndrome tends to run in families, and some neurologists.
Dopamine: Dopamine is a neurotransmitter and hormone and serves many important functions in the body.
Underlying condition: In other cases, restless legs syndrome can be caused by an underlying condition.
Secondary restless legs syndrome: In cases where restless legs syndrome is caused by an underlying condition.
Link with pregnancy: Restless legs syndrome has also been linked with pregnancy.
Treatment: In mild cases of restless legs syndrome that are not linked to any underlying health condition.
Lifestyle changes: Instead, people experiencing symptoms may be advised to make a few simple lifestyle changes.