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Who gets restless legs syndrome?

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Restless legs syndrome affects about 10% of the U.S. population. It affects both men and women and may begin at any age, even in infants and young children. Most people who are affected severely -- 2% to 3% -- are middle-aged or older.

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 May 9, 2019

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

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 9, 2019

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