Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
Next Steps - Follow-up
Your health care provider will ask you to return for one or more follow-up visits after trying his or her recommendations.
It is very important that your bed partner understand the nature of PLMD and that you are not intending to injure him or her with your movements.
See your health care provider regularly for proper care of any medical or mental problems.
Primary PLMD may be chronic (permanent). Many people with primary PLMD have improved nighttime sleep (remission) but experience one or more relapses over time.
Secondary PLMD may cease with treatment of the underlying cause.
For More Information
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
2510 North Frontage Avenue
Darien, IL 60561
National Sleep Foundation
1010 N. Glebe Rd, Suite 310
Arlington, VA 22201
Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation, Inc.
1530 Greenview Dr SW, Suite 210
Rochester, MN 55902-2985
Synonyms and Keywords
leg jerking, nighttime kicking, nighttime leg movements, nocturnal myoclonus, periodic leg movements during sleep, PLMD, restless legs syndrome, sleep disorder, parasomnias, daytime sleepiness, myoclonus, periodic limb movement disorder, disorders that disrupt sleep, disrupted sleep, insomnia