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.
Patricia Rose Brewster works the night shift. A fiber optics engineer in El
Paso, Texas, Brewster, 50, has been clocking out and going to bed past dawn for
the last 30 years. She wouldn’t have it any other way.
"I love working nights," she says. "People are friendlier, more laid back.
You can get more work done at night than you can during the day...NO management
at night. I would never work any other shift."
Brewster is one of the lucky ones. She says that despite her schedule she