Periodic Limb Movement Disorder Directory
Periodic limb movement disorder is a condition in which a person's legs and sometimes arms move uncontrollably during sleep -- without having restless legs syndrome. Underlying causes of the condition may be sleep apnea, iron deficiency anemia, a thyroid problem, or infection. A detailed medical examination and polysomnography, a sleep lab test, can help confirm a diagnosis of periodic limb movement disorder. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about periodic limb movement disorder, its causes, symptoms, treatment, and much more.
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD), the only movement disorder that occurs only during sleep, is repetitive cramping or jerking of the legs during sleep.
What Is Restless Legs Syndrome?
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Treatments for Restless Legs Syndrome
WebMD provides an overview of treatments for restless legs syndrome, including medications and lifestyle solutions.
Symptoms of Sleep Problems
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Real Solutions to Real Sleep Problems
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12 Tips to Avoid Daytime Sleepiness
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