Help for Restless Legs Syndrome in Rio Rancho, New Mexico

If you are one of the millions of people who experience the frustration of lost sleep because of irritation or discomfort in your legs, there’s help. You may suffer from a condition called Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), and the sleep specialist at Neurology & Sleep Medicine can help you find effective treatment.

Understanding Restless Legs Syndrome

RLS is a condition in which people experience an itching, burning or irritation in their legs that is usually relieved by moving their legs. The symptoms of RLS are only experienced when a person lies down to go to bed or sometimes during long periods of sitting.

Restless Legs Syndrome usually does not keep someone up all night, but they do experience a cumulative loss of quality sleep that can diminish their quality of life. Often, people do not seek treatment for years because they do not think it is a serious condition.

Treatment for Restless Legs Syndrome

There are a number of possible causes of RLS, and the likely cause must be identified to find the best treatment option. Current treatments for RLS include:

  • Stress relief and management strategies
  • Exercise
  • Massage
  • Lifestyle and/or dietary changes (e.g. quitting smoking and reducing alcohol and caffeine consumption)
  • Iron supplementation
  • Prescription medication

Sleep aids are not recommended for RLS treatment.

How to Get More Sleep

If you suffer from the symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome, contact Neurology & Sleep Medicine to schedule a consultation. Dr. Senthil Ramasamy, our board-certified sleep specialist, will meet with you to discuss your symptoms. He may order a sleep study and/or blood test to check your iron levels and help you understand the next steps in diagnosing and treating your sleep problem to restore the quantity and quality of your sleep.

If leg irritation is keeping you from getting a good night’s sleep, contact Neurology & Sleep Medicine in Rio Rancho, New Mexico to find out if you have Restless Legs Syndrome.

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