Do you have aching, creeping, crawling, or prickling sensations in your legs
when you lie down or sit still? Those are the classic symptoms of a common
disorder called restless legs syndrome.
An estimated 5% to 15% of adults have restless legs syndrome (RLS), and up
to 19% of pregnant women develop RLS symptoms during pregnancy. Restless legs
syndrome does not cause serious health problems, but can interfere with sleep
and lead to severe fatigue. Here are tips for a symptom-free lifestyle.
Too tired for sex? Join the club. Up to 50% of U.S. adults skip or avoid sex
because they're too tired, recent polls show.
It’s no wonder. The workday can extend long into the night, many couples
have children and pets to tend to, and everyone has diversions that tempt their
attention away from their partners -- and from sleep.
"We’re a 24/7 society. We're burning the candle at both ends -- most of us
-- so we are tired," says William Kohler, MD, director of Florida Sleep
SOURCES: EmedicineHealth: Restless Legs Syndrome -- Self Care at Home.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Restless Legs Syndrome
Fact Sheet. WebMD: Restless Legs Syndrome. WebMD Medical News.