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What are symptoms of restless legs syndrome?

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People with restless legs syndrome have an irresistible urge to move their legs (and sometimes arms) to relieve sensations that are described as an uncomfortable, "itchy," "pins and needles," or "creepy crawly" feeling deep in the legs, typically in the calves. The sensations are usually worse at rest, especially when lying in bed, and can lead to sleep deprivation, anxiety and depression.

From: Sleep and Restless Legs Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institutes of Health: ''Restless Legs Syndrome Fact Sheet.'' eMedicine Health.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on February 8, 2017

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National Institutes of Health: ''Restless Legs Syndrome Fact Sheet.'' eMedicine Health.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on February 8, 2017

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