A recent study has found that 33 percent of people with fibromyalgia also experience restless legs syndrome (RLS), a neurological condition that is much more menacing than it sounds.
“Sleep disruption is common in fibromyalgia and often difficult to treat,” says Nathaniel F. Watson, one of the researchers.
“It is apparent from our study that a substantial portion of sleep disruption in fibromyalgia is due to restless legs syndrome.”
RLS causes uncomfortable and painful sensations like throbbing, burning, and tingling, typically at night. The only way to relieve the pain is to constantly move your legs, which leads to sleepless nights and fatigue.
As those with fibro well know, fibro fatigue doesn’t make you feel any better. In fact, it can actually lead to flare-ups and even more pain.
So, if you think you’re experiencing RLS, it’s important to get it checked out. There are treatments available to minimize the symptoms so you can get a good night’s sleep again!
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