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What is restless legs syndrome in children?

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Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is not unusual in children 8 years of age and older. This neurological sleep disorder causes a creeping, crawling sensation in the legs (and sometimes in the arms) that creates an irresistible urge to move.

From: Sleep Disorders in Children WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Family Physician: "Sleep Problems and Sleep Disorders in Children." University of Michigan Health System: "Sleep Problems." National Sleep Foundation: "Coping with Children’s Sleep Problems." National Sleep Foundation: "Children, Obesity and Sleep."



Reviewed by Amita Shroff on February 20, 2019

SOURCES: American Family Physician: "Sleep Problems and Sleep Disorders in Children." University of Michigan Health System: "Sleep Problems." National Sleep Foundation: "Coping with Children’s Sleep Problems." National Sleep Foundation: "Children, Obesity and Sleep."



Reviewed by Amita Shroff on February 20, 2019

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