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    Sleep Disorders: Restless Legs Syndrome Resources

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    American Academy of Sleep Medicine
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    Darien, IL 60561
    (630) 737-9700
    American Academy of Sleep Medicine

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

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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

    Other Web Links

    Restless Legs Syndrome Fact Sheet
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