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Sleep Disorders: Restless Legs Syndrome Resources

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American Academy of Sleep Medicine
2510 North Frontage Road
Darien, IL 60561
(630) 737-9700
American Academy of Sleep Medicine

National Sleep Foundation
1010 N. Glebe Road, Ste. 310

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What Causes Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)?

The specific causes of restless legs syndrome (RLS) are not known. Disease in the blood vessels of the legs or in the nerves in the legs that control leg movement and sensation was once thought to cause RLS, but both of these suggestions have been rejected. RLS may be related to abnormalities in brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that help regulate muscle movements, or to abnormalities in the part of the central nervous system that controls automatic movements. Research is still being done in these...

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Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 243-1697 
National Sleep Foundation

Willis-Ekbom Disease Foundation (formerly the Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation, Inc.)
1530 Greenview Drive SW, Suite 210
Rochester, MN 55902
(507) 287-6465
Willis-Ekbom Disease Foundation

 

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Restless Legs Syndrome Fact Sheet
Restless Legs Syndrome Information Page

WebMD Medical Reference from eMedicineHealth

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg, MD on April 22, 2014

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